Alex Smith certainly did look alot better than he ever has before.
Norv seems to have designed an offence that will work FOR alex. he will be rolling out alot which should help the O Line too.
He definately has a chemistry with Antonio Bryant. and i wouldnt be surprised to see him with 8-12 looks per week, which should be near the top in the league. Ill be damned if hes not over 1000 yards at the end of the year. Just will be a matter of if he will get the endzone looks enough.
Alex smith looking like a real QB may cause some people to bump up Davis in their rankings. He had 0 looks/catches in the game, however he was very open a couple of times and alex chose to go to other recievers. Davis probably only needs 3-4 catches per week to be an effective TE. and in 4 quarters of work he should get that.
Gore took the bulk of the carries and looked good. For those of you who only look at stats, dont discount Barlows game too much though. He was injured with a thigh bruise on his 1 carry and did not play the rest of the game. I dont think this situation is settled just yet and I see a RBBC for the start of the season at least.
Delaine Walker was a 1 man wrecking machine. Keep a eye on where he gets to play in upcoming games. Hes kind of a combo WR/F Back/TE/Full Back. (similar to chris cooley). If they are willing to have Walker, Davis, and Eric Johnson on the field at the same time he could have some value running, and catching the ball.
For the Bears, Rasheed Davis looked really really really good, as did Brian Greise. The CHI running game was aweful, but with both TJ and Benson out, i wouldnt read too much into it.