LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Troy Smith #1 of San Francisco 49ers in action during the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Troy Smith
Their offensive progress and winning streak having come to a screeching halt, the San Francisco 49ers now look to bounce back behind the quarterback who took part in the team's first home shutout loss in 33 years.
If Smith is to remain secure as the team's starter, the fourth-year veteran needs to return to the winning form he displayed in his first two starts when the 49ers visit Arizona on Monday.
It could be his last chance to make a lasting impression. With his job on the line, head coach Mike Singletary has already said that he will not hesitate to pull the trigger on a healthy Alex Smith, who has finally been cleared to play after a soldier injury.