Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/14
St. Louis: You just can’t help but feel sorry for the Rams.After getting over 40 points laid on them in a beating from the Patriots in London during Week 8, the Rams bookend their Week 9 bye with a trip to division rival San Francisco for what is inevitably another thorough beatdown. The 49ers' defense is also coming off their bye, is rested, and ready to go out and win the NFC division crown.If you own any Rams players, this is the perfect game to send them to the bench. Yes, even kicker Greg Zuerlein, as I doubt the Rams will get enough opportunities to actually kick many field goals or extra points.The one player I might consider is Chris Givens, who catches at least one 50-yard pass every game; if anyone is going to gash the 49ers for a long TD, it’s Givens.Good Start: NoneMiddle of the Road: WR Chris GivensBad Start: Every other Rams player San Francisco: There’s just the sense that this game is not going to end well for the Rams, and that it’s going to get ugly early. The ...
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