The 49ers defeated the St Louis Rams 23-13 at home to improve to 8-4 and maintain the one game lead for the last Wild Card spot.
The Rams shut down the 49ers run game (Gore 15 rushes 42 yards 1 TD) but had no answer for Colin Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin. Kaepernick finished the game 19 of 28 for 275 and 1 touchdown. Anquan Boldin had 9 receptions for 98 yards, but perhaps the best news was that Michael Crabtree made his season debut and had 2 catches for 68 yards.
On the other side of the ball the 49ers defense shut down the Rams offense, but gave up a garbage touchdown with 18 seconds left in the game. Before that touchdown the 49ers had not given up a touchdown since 1:58 remaining in the second half of the New Orleans Saints game.
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– Joe Staley left the game with an injury, no update on the injury at this time. Not having Staley next week would hurt the run game along with passing game.
– The 49ers defense has given up 113 points since Week 3.