Rams could stand in the way of a potential 49ers division run

Action Jackson is starting to hit full stride

The 49ers are sitting at 0-5 in the bottom of the NFC West, 3 games out of first after 5 games.  The 49ers are on the ropes as their fans are calling for the backup QB while Alex Smith (the starting QB) is getting into dust-ups with the head coach on the sideline.  They have already fired their offensive coordinator.  They have removed a reporter from their beat because he was asking the wrong questions to head coach Mike Singletary.

After all of this, their CEO and President sent a text message to ESPN that read: “We will win the division”. The 49ers will have to go at least 8-3 (if not 9-2) to come close to win the division.  The 49ers have not won more than 9 games in an entire season since 2002.  That is without taking into account the other teams in the division and their finishing records.

But, enough about the 49ers, because this is a Rams article.  The 49ers play the Rams twice in the last 10 weeks of the season, including the 2nd to last week of the year.  The Rams will have a lot to say about whether or not the 49ers will make good on their CEO’s guarantee.

The Rams have trouble on the road and should not be considered a favorite in San Francisco, but at home at the end of the season is a different story.  We barely even know what each team will look like at the end of the season because of injuries, good play, bad play and players healing.  The 49ers could easily be out of the division race by Week 16 – or the Rams could be in position to dash their hopes with 2 weeks to go.

When it comes down to it, the Rams stand between the 49ers and their guaranteed division crown.  The 49ers have embarrassed the Rams many times in the past and I know the Rams will relish this opportunity to return the favor.


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