Penalties, penalties... While I think Janoris Jenkins was robbed on his pass interference call, the rest have been valid. Are you listening John Fassel? On the upside, the Rams' defense has looked solid. THIS is the defense Rams' fans have been wanting to see. Kaepernick looked lost in the first quarter, and Robert Quinn showed him to the turf by exhibiting tremendous speed off the edge.
The Rams' running game is still M.I.A., but Bradford is showing leadership and "mostly" solid decisions. I know he'd like to have one missed touchdown opportunity back. At the end of the first quarter, the Rams led both in total yards and score. What's missing is run blocking for the Rams? This line should be able to open a few holes in the 49ers' line, right?
In the second quarter, Cortland Finnegan bumbled, allowing a 42 yard reception by Anquan Boldin, who followed it up with a great effort to score a couple plays later. At this point it was 7-3. If there's problem brewing, it's the amount of time the Rams' defense is having to stay on the field, and the lack of movement by the team's offense. They stumbled down inside the 20 yard line, with a tipped interception by the 49ers in the end zone.
Kaepernick started to get on track, with short quick passes. The story of the first half though, was
DeMarco, I mean Frank Gore, who channeled the Dallas running back. Gore had 107 rushing yards and a touchdown in the first thirty minutes of play. Ouch!
So the half time score is 14-3, San Francisco. It's time once again, for Bradford to kick start the offense for a comeback in front of the Edward Jones Dome crowd...