The St. Louis Rams [3-3] will host the San Francisco 49ers [2-5] at the Edward Jones Dome this Sunday. The 49ers have won three out of the last four matchups against the Rams, and two of those three came as road wins in St. Louis.
But it’s a new year, and a seemingly improved - at many positions - squad. The 49ers, however, have struggled early in 2015. Can the Rams get above .500 with a win on Sunday? The Turf Show Times’ staff have their predictions:
Sean Wilkinson [@Papa_Lurch]
Last week the Rams finally executed on the blueprint that Jeff Fisher has used to build this roster. The defense was dominant, Todd Gurley was a beast, and they won the turnover battle. The 2015 version of the 49ers doesn't look anything like the Super Bowl team of the not-so-distant past. I will be disappointed if this team can't put aa similar beatdown on the last place hers.
Prediction: Rams win 27-16
The San Francisco 49ers have the 32nd worst scoring offense. The Saint Louis Rams have the 31st worst scoring offense. This will naturally be a track meet with whoever has the ball last will win the game.
Earlier in the season I speculated that Rams will win one of two games vs the Cardinals or vs the Packers - both tough teams, but they did just that. I said this last week "Rams will lose one of the two games vs Browns or vs 49ers". They beat the Browns. I sure hope I was wrong.
I don't see this being a 3 to 6 type of game or a 50 to 63 type game either. As sad as this makes me:
P.S. I'll be at the game. This is my first Rams game since they played in Candlestick two years ago, so I hope they don't let me down too much. At least I got to see McDonald grab a handful of dong that day.
Mike Dietrich [@dvond]
This game - on paper - doesn't look like a close one, and that's how I see it ending.
But any attempts and you gonna need the guy in the trench
I'ma starter while you riding the bench
You saying you a player, well I'm the one designing your prints
Brandon Bate [@NoPlanB_]