49ers Come Back From Behind; Win 31-17 Over Rams


The San Francisco 49ers started slow and were down 14-0 early to the St. Louis Rams, but were able to score 24 unanswered points that led to a 31-17 win. The 49ers were in enemy territory, but were able to silence the crowd after a fast start by the Rams.

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Colin Kaepernick had one of the best games of his career against his division rival. He was a great all game and finished the game with 343 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions. The run game was absent for most of the game, but Kaepernick was able to put the offense on his back and ultimately lead the team on a 31-3 run.

Just about the receivers got involved, as eight different receivers caught a pass. None more exciting than Brandon Lloyd‘s 80 yard touchdown with 15 seconds left in the second half. Lloyd’s touchdown seemed to ignite the team, and they then proceeded to gain all momentum and destroy the Rams. Both Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin also caught a touchdown pass from Kaepernick.

After a shaky start, the 49ers’ defense played lights out. Even with leader Patrick Willis leaving the game with a toe injury, the defense was great. Chris Borland came in for Willis and was all over the field with fellow ILB, Michael Wilhoite.

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  • Perrish Cox and the 49ers secondary continues to impress, by absolutely dominating the Rams’ receivers. Starting nickel corner Jimmie Ward left the game with a quad injury, and both Chris Cook and Donate Johnson got in on the action; including a pick six by Johnson to seal the game.

    The 49ers had five sacks entering the game, but doubled that total in one night. Ahmad Brooks and Dan Skuta tallied a pair of sacks each, and safety Antoine Bethea padded the stats with one of his own. The 49ers were looking for pressure on the quarterback, and they found it this game. They rattled Austin Davis and kept him from getting anything going in the second half.

    Besides a goofy play of both Vance McDonald and Vernon Davis colliding with each other in the end zone, the 49ers played almost perfect in the second half. The 49ers will have to continue playing perfect, as they travel to Denver to take on the Broncos.