The 8-2-1 San Francisco 49ers will travel to Edward Jones Dome in Missouri to take on the Rams this week. The last time these two teams met, they ended in a tie contest. That happened in week ten in San Francisco. In that game, 49er quarterback Alex Smith got knocked out with a concussion. He has yet to see the field after that hit and will not see it again this week. This is not due to lingering concussion symptoms, but rather a lingering backup quarterback who has outplayed Smith in just 2 games.
The 49ers Colin Kaepernick replaced Smith in the Rams game, but was unable to get a victory. The week after he was on fire and made every throw while also using his legs when needed. The outing caused an immediate quarterback controversy, and Coach Jim Harbaugh was quick to let the media know he was unsure of who he would be playing. The following week Smith was cleared to play, but on the Saturday night before the 49ers contest, Harbaugh announced to the team that Kaepernick would start. Kaepernick once again looked great and this past Wednesday he was announced starter for this week’s game against the Rams.
The Rams will look to give the 49ers another hard time Sunday, and will be at home which could help. The team is 4-6-1 so far this year, but has been in many names. Under new coach Jeff Fisher, the team has had a strong defense that has kept them in many a game. This week you can expect they may give Kaepernick some trouble, which is the last the 49ers would want to see as the quarterback drama would grow out of control. We shall all see this Sunday.