Found September 26, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
San Francisco 49ers (1-2) at St. Louis Rams (1-2) I legitimately don’t understand this line. Yes, the 49ers haven’t looked good in the past two weeks, but neither have the Rams. Week 2, the Rams were down 21-0 in Atlanta before a combination of garbage time and Falcon injuries allowed them to get it within 7 by the time the game ended. Last week, they got blown out 31-7 in Dallas and it wasn’t even that close. The Rams managed a grand total of one first down in the first half before garbage time. They’ve been outscored by 41-3 in the first half over the past two weeks. The difference between these two teams is that I expect the 49ers to bounce back. Last week’s loss was embarrassing, at home against the Colts, a team who has no recent history of beating good teams, blowing teams out, or having success on the road. However, it’s very possible that was just an aberration. The 49ers’ loss in Seattle the week before was more legitimate, but there is no shame in losing, even losing big, ...

GIF: Bradford gives puzzled reaction to Rams' playbook

Judging by the puzzled look on Sam Bradford's face, someone might need to get him a translator to read the Rams' playbook.

San Francisco 49ers: Why they are 2-2

Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 23 passes for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Niners 35-11 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday September 26 So far through the first four games of the NFL season the San Francisco 49ers haven’t been playing the kind of football that they expected too. They’ve had two impressive wins against Green Bay and St Louis, but also two extremely...

Quinton Patton expected to miss a lot of time with a broken foot

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that rookie Quinton Patton  is “going to miss some time,” after breaking his foot during their big win over the Rams on Thursday night. This is the last thing the 49ers need as they continue to look for their young receivers to step up in the absence of Mario Manningham Michael Crabtree. It’s been obvious over the past few weeks...

Jeff Fisher says Rams focus is on the 49ers: 'we're going to get it done'

Coach Jeff Fisher says the team is dealing with the short week and coming off a loss heading into Thursday night's game against San Francisco. The Rams have bigger plans for this season, but their slow start has them painted in the corner. Fisher feels his team has a good chance against the struggling 49ers, a team they beat and tied with in 2012.

Rams offensive woes continue, lose crucial matchup against 49ers 35-11

The St. Louis Rams’ woeful running game desperately missed the presence of Steven Jackson as they could only muster 18 yards on 19 carries. QB Sam Bradford had to carry the Rams offense and the weight was too much for him to handle.

'Rivalry' resumes for 49ers, Rams

Though the St. Louis Rams were among the few teams enjoying the upper hand against the San Francisco 49ers last year, coach Jeff Fisher says it's far from a rivalry. Counting one playoff game, the series that used to be a battle of California is tied 62-62-3, with both teams at .500 at home and on the road entering Thursday night's matchup. Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson showed...

Is Sam Bradford a bust in his 4th year?

By Shaun DePasquale (@ShaunDoesDraft) Few could have imagined back in 2010, when Sam Bradford was the apple of the NFL’s eye, that three years later, we would be looking at the Rams QB and the #1 pick of the 2010 NFL Draft as an unmitigated bust. But after the Rams 35-11 clunker of a loss […]

Rams rookie T.J. McDonald breaks leg in Thursday night loss

The St. Louis Rams lost their strong safety, rookie T.J. McDonald Thursday night in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers with a fractured leg, reports Chris Wesseling of McDonald got his leg tangled up in traffic during the their quarter, appearing to run into DE Gerald Rivers at the end of a 3-yard run by Frank Gore. He was fitted for an air cast and carted off the...

Willis, Asomugha inactive for 49ers

Linebacker Patrick Willis and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were inactive for the San Francisco 49ers against the St. Louis Rams. Running back Isaiah Pead was somewhat of a surprise scratch for the Rams on Thursday night, with Daryl Richardson returning from a left foot injury. Pead played most of the game last week and had not been on the injury list. Willis (groin) and Asomugha...

Sam Bradford extension talks would be welcomed by the Rams

Sam Bradford is a decent NFL starter but hasn’t lived up the contract of a former first overall pick (pre-rookie cap), so it’s no surprise that Bradford would rather wait a year or two before discussing a new deal, however the Rams front office appears confident enough in Bradford that they apparently won’t be looking to go another direction and wouldn’t be opposed to talks...

49ers To Still Pay Aldon Smith His Weekly $98K While He’s In Rehab

You can’t call the San Francisco 49ers disloyal. On the heels of Aldon Smith’s embarrassing DUI arrest, and subsequent trip to rehab earlier this week, Jason La Canfora is reporting that the 49ers will still pay Smith his weekly game check. The 49ers, who could have withheld pay from Aldon Smith while in rehab on the Non-Football Injury list, are paying him his normal salary...

Recap: 49ers regain footing, rout Rams 35-11

ST. LOUIS (AP) Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. Anquan Boldin had five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Gore had 153 yards on 20 carries and a 34-yard score for San Francisco...

Thursday Night Fantasy Football Injury Report: 49ers vs Rams

Who knew tonight would be such a big game for the 49ers? Looking to bounce back and avoid a 1-3 start to the 2013 NFL season, expect the Niners to pull out all the stops in order to even their record and not fall too far behind the division leading Seahawks. Lets take a look at the probables for tonight with the latest updates heading into the Thursday nighter. (Injury in bold, designation...

49ers-Rams TNF Live Blog, First Half

In two weeks, the 49ers have gone from presumptive Super Bowl contender to being on the verge of having their season wrecked. And this week they find themselves traveling to face a division rival that, while less talented, the Niners couldn’t find a way to defeat in 2012.There are areas of concern on both sides of the ball with San Francisco but things are looking even more dire...

Donte Whitner drops easy interception, Jared Cook catches it

Early in the second quarter, the San Francisco 49ers were down 3-0 and safety Donte Whitner had a chance to make a huge play to turn around momentum.  Instead, the pass slipped right through his hands and St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook ended up catching the pass.  The 49ers have regrouped since this gaffe though and lead the Rams 21-3 in the 4th quarter.
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