San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams: Live Score, Video and Analysis
Final Score: 49ers win 34-27
The Rams gave them a terrific fight at the end, but their hopes were dashed when NaVorro Bowman sacked Kellen Clements and hurt his right knee.
Now, the Rams will go back to the drawing board, and they will likely fire head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
The 49ers, on the other hand, will rest up for one week, having clinched the No 2 seed in the NFC with their win.
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What a stressful final game for the 49ers! They should have won handily, but the Rams gave them all they could handle in the second half.
That's going to do it, folks! the 49ers will kneel down to end the game.
All the 49ers need to do now is get one final first down and the game is over.
49ers are discombobulated and must burn a timeout to talk things over on offense.
They're going for it...
Great defense by the 49ers, and they will get the ball back with 2:46 remaining.
Third down and 17...
Incomplete pass brings fourth down.
Tough break for Clements. He was showing some real ability out there, and now he'll spend the entire offseason rehabbing that knee.
Now playing for the Rams, Tom Brandstater. Who's he?
Bowman Just crushed Kellen Clements for a sack.
Clements is down, and it doesn't look good. It's his right knee.
The Rams and Kellen Clements are shredding the 49ers secondary right now.
Andy Lee with his first poor punt gives the Rams the ball at their own 46-yard line.
Smith is sacked!
49ers have lost all momentum, and they will punt from their own 15-yard line.
The Rams just called a timeout. The 49ers face a crucial third-down and eight to go with 3:53 left to play in the fourth quarter.
They need to convert.
Once again, I'll stress that the officiating has been atrocious.
49ers lead is cut in half, 34-27
After going 14 straight games without allowing a rushing touchdown, the 49ers defense has allowed three touchdowns in two weeks.
Terrible call...ball was uncatchable...
This second half seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time...
Things are about to get verrry interesting.
Onside kick coming up...
Who gets that ball?
Terrible play by Donte Whitner allows Brandon Lloyd to get behind him for the touchdown.
49ers lead 34-20
Tarrell Brown has been outstanding in coverage today, and he almost comes up with his third interception on that breakup.
Aldon Smith got close, but he's still missing out on that last sack he needs...
Culliver will be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after he slammed Brandon Lloyd into the ground after the whistle was blown.
So, will Alex Smith see any more action in this game, now that the 49ers have gone up three touchdowns?
I hope not.
Second and goal from the one-foot line...
Dixon gets it this time, no doubt about it.
49ers now lead 34-13
No touchdown...let's try that again.
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