ST. LOUIS (AP) - SAN FRANCISCO (1-2) at ST. LOUIS (1-2)
8:25 p.m. EDT, NFL Network
OPENING LINE - 49ers by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 1-1, St. Louis 0-2
SERIES RECORD - Tied 62-62-3
LAST MEETING - Rams won 16-13 in OT, Dec. 2, 2012
LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Colts 27-7; Rams lost to Cowboys 31-7
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 12, Rams No. 23
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (19), PASS (23)
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (29), PASS (8)
RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (29), PASS (8)
RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (16), PASS (23)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Home field is no advantage in series, with both teams posting .500 records home and road, including one playoff game. ... Rams had overtime win and tie last year against team that went 11-4-1, but 49ers had won 11 of previous 14 in series. St. Louis avoided second tie in three weeks on rookie Greg Zuerlein's 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds to go in OT after Zuerlein's 53-yarder forced extra time. 49ers David Akers was wide right on 51-yard attempt with 4:11 to go in OT. ... First meeting last year was NFL's first tie in four seasons. ... 49ers are 11-6 on road during last three seasons. ... 49ers WR Anquan Boldin has 83 receptions for 1,138 yards in 13 career games vs. St. Louis, his highest total against any opponent. ... RB Frank Gore has made 31 consecutive starts, longest current streak at position. ... San Francisco will be without LB Aldon Smith, on leave of absence after off-field problems. ... 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has struggled in last two games, both losses, after dynamic performances in leading team to Super Bowl, then in opening win over Green Bay. ... Rams rookie CB Janoris Jenkins had 2-yard fumble recovery for TD in last meeting. ... RB Daryl Richardson leads Rams with just 98 yards rushing, with 3.3-yard average; he's expected back after injuring left foot early last week. ... QB Sam Bradford is 5-1-1 in last seven meetings vs. NFC West.
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