What to expect is a butt whopping! I’m sorry St. Louis Ram fans but the San Francisco 49ers are coming off a lost and have had ten days to rest and prepare. They need to take the bad taste of defeat out of their mouths against an opponent and the Rams drew the short end of the straw. The question now is how the Niners are going to defeat the Rams. In recent games the Niners have favored the pass, but I believe the Niners will go back to playing power football and run the ball over and over again. RB Frank Gore should be well rested and eager to become the 49ers all time rushing leader. Expect Frank to break the record in the first quarter. It will be a very special moment for Frank, especially since he will be breaking the record in Candle Stick Park.
Frank’s moment will be memorable, but also expect the defense to give up less than nine points in this game. We all know that the Rams offense has struggled throughout the year. Their lone bright spot on the offense is RB Steven Jackson. It is safe to say that Jackson will be awaiting the same fate that all running backs have had this season against the Niners defense. The Niners defense will shut down Jackson through the course of the game. That will leave QB Sam Bradford, if he plays (he is nursing an ankle injury), and the Rams receiving core to produce points. The Niners defensive backs will be ready and expect at least two interceptions by the Niners defense, with one occurring during garbage time.
A player I want to spotlight is WR Kyle Williams. In week 11 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Williams had five receptions and a touchdown. I thought it was apparent that Williams should be the third receiver in the Niners depth chart. But last week in Baltimore, the Niners decided to go back to WR Ted Ginn Jr. as their third receiver. A fellow colleague from Niner Noise believes that Williams should be bumped up to number two in the depth chart in front of WR Braylon Edwards. That shows the potential some of us Niner fans see in Williams. It will be very interesting to see what role he plays against the Rams. I will be very shocked if he is still behind Ted Ginn Jr. in the depth chart.
The game is going to be great for us Niner fans. Expect the final score to be 31-9. Frank Gore will at least have two rushing touchdowns to make his memorable day even more spectacular. QB Alex Smith will have an efficient day passing for 200 yards with 1 touchdown. One last reminder, the Niners cannot get lazy during these divisional games. They are only one game ahead of the New Orleans Saints for the number two seed in the NFC playoffs. The 49ers have to keep bringing their “A” game. GO NINERS!!!!!!