The San Francisco 49ers easily could have looked past the last-place St. Louis Rams as they prepare for a critical showdown with Seattle next week. Instead, they had one of their most important wins of the season.
The 23-13 victory moves San Francisco into sole possession of the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC, and the 49ers are beginning to get rolling at precisely the right time. Michael Crabtree returned, opening up new levels in the San Francisco passing attack, Colin Kaepernick went over 200 passing yards for only the fourth time this season and the team is prepared to try to take a small degree of revenge for the Week 2 loss to Seattle next week.
Read on to discover who stood out, and who didn't, in the Niners' big win.