With their second defeat of the Cardinals on Sunday, the St. Louis Rams avoid the bottom of the NFC West basement. However, the roof may cave down on them this Sunday when the division-leading 49ers come to town. San Francisco has won two games behind Colin Kaepernick since the Rams made the 49ers kiss their sisters in Week 10.
After suffering what could have been a spirit-crushing 27-13 loss to the New York Jets, the Rams rebounded and outclassed the Arizona Cardinals 31-17 on Sunday. That moved the Cardinals to 3-0-1 in NFC West play on the season. However, St. Louis hasn't defeated a non-Cardinal opponent since their Week 4 win over Seattle. Quarterback Sam Bradford is raising questions about his viability as a franchise player going forward, and Steven Jackson isn't getting any younger.
San Francisco has emerged as the class of the NFC after wins over the Bears and Saints. They appear to have installed second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the starter, leaving Alex Smith out to dry. John Harbaugh has been non-committal, but the Nevada product has been stellar in his first two career starts. With an elite defense and a playmaking QB, the 49ers are ready to fight for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The Rams are 1-7-1 in their last nine games against the 49ers, dating back to 2008.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, December 2; 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
TV Schedule: FOX
TV Distribution: The506
Radio Schedule: 101.1 FM