November 11, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) warms up before the game against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Headlines: Alex Smith and Jay Cutler Iffy for Week 11, & Chiefs Won't Name Starting QB


49ers QB Alex Smith is currently seeking a second opinion on his concussion in hopes of getting cleared in time for a Monday night NFC slugfest with the Chicago Bears, who are also dealing with a concussion to their starting QB, as Jay Cutler is doubtful to play. It’s a scarier situation for Cutler, whose reportedly suffered around half-a-dozen concussions dating back to his days at Vanderbilt.


Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel has yet to announce who will be the teams’ starting QB this week vs. the Bengals. Brady Quinn has been medically cleared as he’s recovered from a concussion, and Matt Cassel has been a turnover machine.


The latest report  regarding the status of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is the sprain in his throwing shoulder could take a while to heal, and he is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s AFC North showdown against the Baltimore Ravens. The winner will claim the lead for the north at over halfway through the season, and two of the Steelers next three games will be against the Ravens, so the division could be decided within the next three weeks.


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