NFL Capsule: Rams-49ers Capsule

ST. LOUIS (5-6) at SAN FRANCISCO (7-4)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 5-6-0, San Francisco 7-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Tied 62-62-3

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Rams 35-11, Sept. 26, 2013

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Bears 42-21; 49ers beat Redskins 27-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 16 (tie), 49ers No. 7





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Last year's game at Candlestick ended in 24-24 tie, NFL's first in four years, as both teams missed overtime field goals. Each meeting in 2012 went to OT. ... Might it be close again with both teams scoring just more than 24 points per game? - San Francisco 24.9, St. Louis 24.2. ... Both teams thrive with takeaways as Rams have plus-8 turnover margin (tied for sixth in NFL) and 49ers plus-9 (ninth). ... St. Louis goes for first three-game winning streak of season. ... Rams start stretch with three of final five games vs. NFC West opponents. ... Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin had 65-yard TD run last week vs. Bears for first career TD rushing, his fourth TD in a row from beyond midfield and sixth overall. ... St. Louis came out of bye week to put up 21 first-quarter points after scoring 29 total in opening period over first 10 games. ... Rams rushed for season-high 258 yards vs. Bears, led by rookie RB Benny Cunningham's 109 yards. ... 49ers RB Frank Gore is No. 1 in NFL history with 14 touchdowns rushing vs. Rams - most against any team in the NFL. Has 1,149 yards on 254 carries in 14 career games against St. Louis, including five 100-yard performances. ... In last meeting at Candlestick on Nov. 11, 2012, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took over when Alex Smith sustained concussion. Kaepernick went 11 for 17 for 117 yards and also had eight carries for 66 yards, then kept starting job once Smith got healthy. ... WR Michael Crabtree expected to make season debut in return from May surgery on torn right Achilles tendon. He had five catches for 70 yards and 14-yard touchdown in 2012 game in San Francisco. ... Kaepernick has been sacked 11 times in past three games, while Rams' defense has 33 sacks, tied for ninth in NFL. ... Since 2009, 49ers' defense has only allowed 2,278 yards rushing against division, tops in NFL during that span.


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