Offense: The offensive line dominated, and Alex Smith was as efficient as ever. The quarterback's ball placement was excellent, allowing receivers to make plays after the catch. Grade: A
Defense: The 49ers intercepted two Josh Freeman passes, forced a fumble and held LeGarrette Blount to 34 rushing yards. Grade: A
Special teams: Ted Ginn had 51 yards in punt returns and set up the offense with favorable field position all afternoon. Andy Lee and David Akers were efficient but weren't asked to do much. Grade: A
Overall: The 49ers are 4-1 for the first time since 2002, the last time they made the playoffs. Their convincing win over Tampa Bay makes them something else they haven't been since '02: relevant in the NFC. Grade: A+
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