The last time the Rams and 49ers met the game ended in a tie. Is there a possibility that their game on Sunday ends in another tie. I highly doubt it. Neither team very happy with the tie, especially the Rams who blew three opportunities to win the game twice in overtime. The Rams are the team that started the quarterback controversy in San Francisco, by putting Alex Smith out in their last meeting. Colin Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers this week and I believe he gives the Rams a better chance to win.
As a Rams defensive player I would much rather face Kaepernick than Smith. Alex Smith is much more reserved at the position, he doesn’t take to many chances down the field and he is smarter with the football. Kaepernick on the other hand will take chances with the football and his football IQ is not on par with Alex Smith. Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins, if they play their cards right should be able to pick Kaepernick off multiple times during Sundays game. Also the Rams defensive front and linebackers will not be surprised by Kaepernick, who subbed in for Smith in their last meeting.
The defensive ends will set the edge in this game and will come after Kaepernick. Offensively the Rams just need to play the way they been playing. Especially the way they played in the last meeting versus the 49ers, minus the mental mishaps that cost them the last game. Bradford is tossing the football well and he and the young receiving core are beginning to click. Steven Jackson has shaken off that injury bug and is pounding that ball like he use to.
I predict the Rams upset the 49ers and force Harbaugh to sit Kaepernick and replace him with Smith, resulting in more quarterback drama in San Francisco.
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Written by James Scoggins Jr.