The St Louis Rams and their rookie quarterback Sam Bradford will face the San Francisco 49ers on November 14th. St Louis has won the first game of this series with Sam Bradford, the rookie quarterback, earning his money against his NFC West foes. The San Francisco 49ers went to London, England, to find a win over the Denver Broncos and now are returning from a much needed bye week.
San Francisco 49ers Defense vs St Louis Rams Offense
Defense has not been the issue for the San Francisco 49ers. They have allowed just over 100 yards on the ground and just over 215 yards through the air. Patrick Willis is one of the best defensive forces in the NFL and he is the heart and should of the proud San Francisco 49ers defense. Steven Jackson will be a good test of the ability of Willis and the defense to stop the run and the front defensive line will be tested to put pressure on young Sam Bradford.
The St Louis Rams Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson are one of the best quarterback/running back combinations in the NFL and this is just their first season together. No one punishes defenders with as much brutal force as Jackson banging through a hole and no young quarterback has taken to the speed of NFL defenses as quickly as Bradford. They should be a potent combination for years to come. The San Francisco 49ers defense and the St Louis Rams offense is an even match. No one has an edge.
St Louis Rams Defense vs San Francisco 49ers Offense
The St Louis Rams defense is much like the San Francisco 49ers. The leader of the St Louis Rams defense is James Laurinaitis and he is involved in almost every play across the middle. Laurinaitis is also a big run stopper that forces the runners to the edges. The St Louis Rams are also solid against the pass, only allowing 220 yards through the air.
Troy Smith may be under center for this game and it will be interesting how the St Louis Rams prepare for him.
The San Francisco 49ers must get Frank Gore involved in this game if they want to control the game. Gore and the offense has not averaged over 100 yards on the ground as a team to this point of the season and that is not how teams win in the NFL. The St Louis Rams defense has the edge over the San Francisco 49ers offense.
St Louis Rams vs San Francisco 49ers -5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the home team San Francisco 49ers as a five point favorite over the visiting St Louis Rams. The St Louis Rams have player well as an underdog this season and this could be a good a road spot for them coming off the bye week. The San Francisco 49ers are also coming off a bye week after a bye week. The San Francisco 49ers are 3-5 against the spread and the St Louis Rams are 6-2 against the spread. Take the St Louis Rams +5 points over the San Francisco 49ers.
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