It all began reasonably well for Stanford Routt (-3.1) as he held his own for four weeks. It started to go south against Baltimore in the last game with a couple of penalties and some pretty tepid run defense but here it was his pass coverage that was held up to a fairly harsh spotlight. He allowed four of six passes to be completed into his coverage for 154 yards and the first touchdown. Sure he was a bit unlucky on the 62 yarder to Tiquan Underwood but let’s not forget him getting beat badly by Vincent Jackson with 4:59 gone in the second only for the ex-Charger to fail to locate a reasonably well thrown pass in the air.
To add insult, some of the angles he took in trying to chase down ball carriers were poor, meaning that overall this will not be a day he looks back on with any pride.
Alex Smith's career record when the opponent scores at least 24 points: 2-30-1