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Alex Smith bleeds, leads in 49ers' victory over Lions

That Alex Smith was a Twitter trending topic Sunday evening says a lot. Not only did the San Francisco quarterback lead his team to a 2-0 start with a 27-19 win over Detroit, he did it in a fashion that further opened eyes around the country, with solid decision-making and unquestioned toughness.

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  1. Opening day for the 9ers at the Stick
    Opening day for the 9ers at the Stick
  2. Alex Smith wore the after-effects of victory in his face.
  3. It wasn't just Smith's nose that had people talking, though. Completing 20 of 31 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions didn't hurt.
  4. #NINERS!!! #Candlestick #Faithful who's got it better than us?!?!? #nofilter
    #NINERS!!! #Candlestick #Faithful who's got it better than us?!?!? #nofilter
  5. Behold the glory that is Alex Smith. Six consecutive games without a turnover. #InAlexITrust
    Behold the glory that is Alex Smith. Six consecutive games without a turnover. #InAlexITrust
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