Could the 49ers pick up where San Francisco’s Giants left off? A Week 8 NFL quiz

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was on fire in Monday night’s 24-3 romp over the faltering Arizona Cardinals. He completed 18 of 19 passes, leading some to wonder if the 49ers might just be ready to follow the Giants’ World Series win with a Super Bowl championship. To review your knowledge of Week 8 NFL developments, take this 14-question quiz.

By , Staff writer

1. True or false? If the 49ers were to go on to win the Super Bowl, San Francisco would be the first city to field championship teams simultaneously.

False. While San Francisco could become the first city to have its baseball and football teams win titles in seasons in the same year, Pittsburgh and Boston (New England) have simultaneously had Super Bowl and World Series champions. Pittsburgh did it in 1979, when the Steelers won SB XIII in January and the Pirates won the World Series 10 months later. The same pattern was followed by the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots (who actually play in Foxboro, Mass.) in 2004 .

False. While San Francisco could become the first city to have its baseball and football teams win titles in seasons in the same year, Pittsburgh and Boston (New England) have simultaneously had Super Bowl and World Series champions. Pittsburgh did it in 1979, when the Steelers won SB XIII in January and the Pirates won the World Series 10 months later. The same pattern was followed by the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots (who actually play in Foxboro, Mass.) in 2004 .

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