The San Francisco 49ers lost running back Kendall Hunter and wide receiver Kyle Williams to season-ending injuries on the very same play during Sunday's win at New Orleans.
A pair of tough blows for the NFC West-leading Niners (8-2-1) as they prepare for a road game at St. Louis on Sunday three weeks after a 24-24 tie with the Rams on Nov. 11 at Candlestick Park.
''That was a major hit,'' running back Anthony Dixon said Tuesday. ''Kyle and Kendall are both go-to guys in our offense. They made a lot of plays for us this year, and to see them go down on one play - man, that's crazy. We pride ourselves on being a stacked team, on being deep, and we've just got to show up this week.''
Now, Dixon likely will take on a larger role backing up Frank Gore and rookie second-round draft pick LaMichael James is expected to be active, along with top draft pick wide receiver A.J. Jenkins.
An announcement on who will start Sunday at quarterback is ex...