This is the second part in a series that spotlights three 49ers-Patriots matchups to watch Sunday, 5:20 p.m. (NBC), at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
SANTA CLARA -- Aldon Smith's finest game in college -- the one that started to draw national attention his way -- came against an offensive lineman who would later become a first-round draft pick.
SANTA CLARA – Carlos Rogers has nothing but dreadful memories of the last time he lined up on the other side of Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and the rest of the potent New England Patriots’ offense.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside linebacker Aldon Smith took another two steps closer to the NFL record book on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside linebacker Aldon Smith took over sole possession of the 49ers' single-season sack record on Sunday.