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San Francisco -3.5 at St. Louis
When the NFL was drafting the 2013 schedule, this game probably seemed like an easy choice for the Thursday Night Footall spotlight; two teams with stock on the rise led by young quarterbacks with arguably elite potential. Instead this game will feature a couple of 1-3 teams coming off of blowout losses. To put last week into perspective, the 49ers and Rams did not score more points combined than Jacksonville did at Seattle; Jacksonville would have won 17-14. While I did not expect much from Sam Bradford at the beginning of the season, I made Kaepernick my target quarterback for almost every fantasy league. After an amazing Week 1, he has completely fizzled out the last couple of weeks, costing me (as well as thousands of others) two consecutive losses. How can you win if your quarterback gets less than eight points a game?
This is the same dilemma that San Fran will need to figure out. After a 412 yard three touchdown performance to open the season against the Packers, Kaepernick has thrown for just 277 yards and zero touchdowns in the two games after. This performance has caused the 49ers to lose those games by a combined score of 10-56. Kaepernick can only be given fair blame for the ten points on offense, the 56 points given up on defense is an entirely different matter. Last season the San Fran defense seemed almost invincible. After not allowing a rushing touchdown in 2012 until late December, the now porous 49ers defense gave up two more rushing touchdowns to Lynch in Week 2, and an opening drive rushing touchdown to the Colts last week. An argument can be made that the defense has been unable to produce because of the poor play of the offense, but even when the offense looked good in Week 1 the defense still gave up 28 points to the Packers, as well as an opening drive touchdown to the Colts. Over three weeks the San Francisco defense has given up 84 points to very quality teams. The Rams are more than likely the worst team that San Fran has faced so far this season, but with all of the injuries piling up, this game may not be any easier. Aldon Smith is in rehab, Patrick Willis has a groin issue, Vernon Davis probably won’t play because of an injured hamstring, and Crabtree will not be back anytime soon. On a short week after a blowout loss, both sides of the San Fran ball are likely to struggle.
Luckily for the 49ers, the Rams have not looked great this season either. After a similar close Week 1 victory, the Rams have been blown out on consecutive weeks. The Week 2 loss to the Falcons was not as close as the score indicates (Atlanta went up 21-0 and was up 31-17 with six minutes to go in the fourth quarter), and analysts are still trying to explain last week’s 31-7 route against the Cowboys. Daryl Richardson is questionable with a foot injury, and the Rams have made it a habit of falling behind early. They do however have Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins. If anyone has ever watched Cortland Finnegan play, it should not be surprising that Jeff Fischer made him a top priority as the cornerstone of his secondary. Finnegan is fast, physical, and gets under every wide receivers skin like he is their older brother. Jenkins is coming off a great rookie season and went to Alabama; enough said. These two should be able to lock up Bolden, who is really the only receiving threat that San Francisco has left.
The scary part about betting against San Francisco is how good they played in 2012, but until they show they can live up to the hype, I will have to take the points. I really hate this game and I would not feel comfortable betting either way, but since there are no alternatives on Thursday night, I will take the Rams to win.
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