With the San Francisco 49ers’ 23-13 over their divisional rivals the St. Louis Rams on Sunday the team currently sits in second place in the NFC West. San Francisco also has the NFC’s fourth-best record with the last quarter of the season to be played.
The Niners moved one game ahead of the third-place Arizona Cardinals (7-5) in the division, who lost yesterday to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the 49ers are 2 ½ games behind the first place Seattle Seahawks. I am going to go out on a limb and say the 49ers Faithful will all be rooting for the Saints to win tonight. Currently, San Francisco is the 6th of the playoffs.
San Francisco won the season series against St. Louis, outscoring them 58-24 in the two meetings. Now on a two-game winning streak the Niners are headed into their most important game of the season in Week 13, against the first place Seahawks.
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Below are some highlights from San Francisco’s post-game press conference from yesterday. After the jump are photos from the win over the Rams.
Michael Crabtree on returning:
It means a lot just to be out there and help contribute to the win.
Anquan Boldin on what to expect from Niners:
I don’t think we’ve played our best football yet.
Boldin on his intensity on the field:
If you want to play physical with me and do all of that, I’m all for it. Just be prepared to get knocked around a little bit.
Jim Harbaugh on Boldin’s big day:
There were a lot of big plays made by Anquan Boldin…heck of a ball game by him.
Harbaugh on facing a tough Rams team:
No question about it. That was a tough opponent. All the pressure, all the high stakes at this time of the year, I thought our guys answered the bell on that.
Patrick Willis on facing adversity:
It’s a test of our football team, a test of our character…Every game matters.
Colin Kaepernick, Crabtree and Boldin all took the podium together at the press conference to discuss the win.
Click here to see the full videos of the press conferences.