On Monday Night Football in front of a national audience, Kaepernick seized the opportunity and had one of his best games of the season. He threw for 235 yards on 15 of 24 passing a trio of touchdown passes and no interceptions, leading the 49ers to an easy 27-6 win. Entering that game he had crossed 200 yards passing only twice in the previous 10 games of the season.
Kaepernick and the 49ers offense will get a boost with the return of wide receiver Michael Crabtree from injury. Crabtree has yet to play a down this season and has been the 49ers leading receiver for several seasons. With Anquan Boldin in the other receiver spot, the Rams defense will have to decide who to pay more attention to, which could free up the other receiver into one-on-one coverage and some potential big plays down the field.
The 49ers are currently tied with the 49ers at 7-4 for a wild card spot in the NFC. With the Seahawks three games up on both teams, it is highly unlikely that either will be able to catch Seattle and have to keep their eye on the wild card. A win today would go a long ways toward that goal, but the 49ers defense will have to find a way to slow down a hot speedy rookie when we watch 49ers vs Rams online free live streaming on Fox his afternoon.
With many critics dismissing the Rams as done for when starting quarterback Sam Bradford went down for the remainder of the season with injury, the team responded and rookie receiver Tavon Austin came out of nowhere to put up some truly incredible numbers. He scored two touchdowns of 50 or more yards in back-to-back games, only the third player in NFL history to do so. The other two are Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Jim Brown.
The running game has been strong for the Rams to compliment their tough run defense. Last week their backs and receivers tallied 258 yards on the ground, tops for the season, with undrafted rookie Benny Cunningham gaining 109 of them. Zac Stacy had 87 before he had to depart the game with a concussion, so the 49ers will need to be aware of what the Rams can accomplish on the ground to move the chains.
The St. Louis Rams vs San Francisco 49ers afternoon NFL Sunday Football week 13 game has a start time of 4:05pm EST / 1:05pm PST. Fox is carrying the game over the air on TV so check local listings to see what TV channel Fox is in your town or city of residence.
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