The Rams knocked out 49ers QB Alex Smith in the first half.
The Rams put together two impressive scoring drives in running out to an early 14-0 lead.
The Rams had a 10-point lead over San Francisco entering the fourth quarter.
The Rams were the better team on the field last Sunday, against an opponent that was hardly a slouch.
At 3-5-1, the Rams are in an awkward position within the NFC West. They are only one loss behind the idle Seattle Seahawks (6-4) for the final playoff spot in the conference.
This weekend's matchup against the New York Jets (3-6) is a must win for the Rams. In fact it's the most winnable game left on the team's schedule.
These are the 10 keys the Rams need to follow to hold serve at home and defeat an inferior opponent.