Niners, Rams duke it out in key NFC West clash

The storyline
Both of these teams are still alive in the NFC West. This is a December playoff game. Period. If the 49ers run the table and Seattle loses at least once, San Francisco is hosting a playoff game.

Why you should watch
The Rams defense has been quietly stout all season. The Rams would surpass their total from the previous three season combined with a win. The 49ers have bounced back in must-win situations before. The NFC West is crazy.

Did you know?
San Francisco has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in the last 20 games. ... Steven Jackson is the only Rams running back in history with six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. ... St. Louis' James Hall has six sacks in his past six games.

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