Week 2 Preview, San Francisco at St. Louis

San Francisco 49ers St. Louis RamsIf you watched the Carolina-St. Louis and/or the Arizona-San Francisco game, you probably noticed the noticeable lack of offense by both the Rams and 49ers. The only difference between both teams last week is that the 49ers won their game. Well this week, you can throw that notion out the window. Expect lots of offensive fireworks this weekend as the respective defenses will be defenses – in name only.

The 49ers got a subpar performance from quarterback Alex Smith; he passed for only 126 yards. Expect him to improve on those numbers as the Rams’ defense is still suspect in most departments. The 49ers will need a supreme effort from their starting running back Frank Gore; last week, Gore ran for only 55 yards as a doubling of his rushing yardage will probably be necessary if the 49ers want to pull out a victory.

The Rams, unlike the 49ers, have a few more offensive weapons at their disposal. They have QB Marc Bulger, RB Steven Jackson, and someone who will make some noise as the season progresses – newly signed tight end Randy McMichael. And let’s not forget their wide receivers. Yes, WR Torry Holt isn’t 100%, but then again he probably doesn’t have to be against the suspect (so far) 49ers’ secondary. The only minus is the loss of OT Orlando Pace, who is out for the season. Offense will reign supreme as Bulger, Jackson and probably Holt will boost the Rams to 1-1 this weekend.

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13 Responses to “Week 2 Preview, San Francisco at St. Louis”

  1. E says:

    You obviously have no clue what you are talking about. You say the Rams have more offensive weapons at their disposal. Bulger, Holt and Jackson is all they have. The 49ers have Gore, Jackson, Battle, Davis.

    And WTF is the Suspect Secondary all about. You do realize that Clements, Harris, Spencer and the rest shut down Fitz and Boldin. Jesus seriously have some sort of clue before you try and make a preview.

  2. sm says:

    you’re a moron. The 49ers shut out Boldin and Fitz during the Arizona game. And they’re better receivers than anything the Rams have.

  3. Omar says:

    Have you lost your fucking mind? Suspect secondary? How is that suspect when they shut down Boldin and Fitz? Holt and Bruce are no where near the level at which Boldin and Fitz play at this moment in time. Walls can get burned by linemen, and now he’s in the game. Holt not being 100% can only help the fact that the 100% Nate Clements will be on his ass all day long.

  4. DHNF says:

    How is the 49ers secondary suspect SO FAR?
    So far they shut down the 2nd best WR duo in the NFL. They held a team that averaged 328 yards passing against them in the previous 4 meetings to 100 yards passing.

    No receiver had more than 22 yards against them. 2 Pro Bowl starting corners and a good young nickel corner in Spencer along with a former Pro Bowl safety in Michael Lewis and Mark Roman does not equal a suspect secondary.

    The 49ers with a much inferior team almost beat the Rams (and should have if Nolan went for it on 4th and 1 late in the 4th) in the dome last year. They beat them in San Fran. They swept the Rams the year before.

    This isn’t the same ol’ 49ers team. Vernon Davis >>>>>>>>>>>> Randy McMichael. Gore is as good as Jackson. Holt is better than Jackson but Battle is as good as Bruce at this point in their careers. Bulger is better than Alex. But the Niners D will be much better than the Rams.

  5. Chris says:

    As state above, how the hell can you call the 49ers secondary suspect? Explain yourself if you’re going to be making asinine statements like that. Holding any team to less than 150 yards passing is an accomplishment, especially one that has wide receivers the caliber of Fitgerald and Boldin.

  6. Jeff says:

    worst preview i’ve ever read. The more you wrote, the easier it was to see you don’t watch football.

  7. Here is why I called the 49ers’ secondary suspect – first of all that was WEEK 1 of the season. What happened on WEEK 1 doesn’t necessarily guarantee more of the same for the 49ers secondary.

    Also – despite what the 49ers did vs. Arizona, I’m not totally convinced that the 49ers secondary has gelled into a cohesive unit – YET. That’s not to say they won’t soon, but one week does not make a team. Also keep in mind that the Cardinals’ offense wasn’t exactly anything to rave about either, so appearances can be deceiving. The 49ers secondary will get better – I am certain of it. IT will justy have to take a little time for that to happen.

  8. Omar says:

    Their offensive was horrid because the 49ers secondary shut down the WR’s. And if the 49ers defense isn’t gelled yet, then they are going to have a scary defense.

  9. 4everYoung says:

    Then say that the 49ers showed good in week one against an Arizona offenes that might not have been firing on all cylinders or something. To say that they have been suspect or what happened in week 1 doesn’t traslate to the rest of the season and that they will get better when they played their asses off last week makes you look stupid and as if you have no idea what you’re talking about. Which you most likely don’t so whatever.

  10. Tim says:

    “suspect 49ers secondary” are you kidding me? stop thinking in last year’s terms and start looking the present. the 49ers have a totally revamped secondary. and you also forgot to mention key Rams injuries to their CB T.Hill, and their o-line: O. Pace, T. Steussie, and R. Incognito. I think the Rams season is practically over.

  11. You're a fucking moron says:

    You suck.

  12. AZ says:

    You should stick to travel advice, because football clearly isn’t your forte. A secondary with an arguably top 5 cornerback in Clements and a corner just coming off a Pro Bowl season in Harris, and somehow the secondary is “suspect”. If you had said the Niners run defense, maybe you could have saved some credibility points. But the biggest weak link in this game isn’t even on the Niners team. It’s the gaping holes in the Rams offensive line and the Rams secondary.

    You base most/all of your analysis on these teams from last season and that is sheer ignorance on your part.

  13. Who's talking now? says:

    Marc Bulger – 24 for 41 for 368 yards and a touchdown…sure the 9’ers won, but I think 368 yards could qualify as a good day vs that 49’ers secondary that you all were saying was so great througout the week. Take a chill, it’s two weeks into the season and your all ready to act like the 49’ers seconday can’t be thrown on. I think yesterday proved they DO have a ways to go to be one of the best in the NFC. Let’s see what they do vs Pittsburgh next week.