This is the recipe if you want to go to a championship game with Alex Smith:
Break the record for most field goals in a NFL year
Defense allowed ZERO touchdowns rushing until week 16.
The special teams and defense broke the NFL record for worst averge opponent starting field position.
Have 47 takeaways on defense
Have 42 sacks on defense
2000 yards rushing
Defense holds for 64 rushing yards per game forcing opponents to pass.
Alex Smith's current 9.8 YPC is one of the lowest marks in the NFL over the last 10 seasons. Only a few QBs have been worse:
Ryan Mallett (9.8), Derek Carr (9.4), Christian Ponder (9.8), Brady Quinn (9.8), Ryan Fitzpatrick (8.6), Brodie Croyle (9.7), Charlie Frye (9.7), Bruce Gradkowski (9.4), David Carr (9.2)