NEW YORK (AP) -- Comments on the San Francisco 49ers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 1) -- 49ers have "hot hand" BOTH sides of the ball.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 2) -- Defense is dynamite, and Colin Kaepernick adds new dimension.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 4)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 5) -- May be awhile before we see Alex Smith again.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 2) -- Another strong effort from Colin Kaepernick, and Jim Harbaugh may have no choice but to keep him in the starting lineup over Alex Smith. Not an easy call either way.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 3) -- Aldon Smith is on a pace to
set the NFL record for sacks with 24. He has 16
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