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Rams confront 49ers in pivotal NFC West clash

Danny Amendola leads the Rams in catches.

(Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

The storyline
If Sam Bradford can start getting it done on the road, the Rams are going to win this division. If the 49ers are going to salvage something of this season, they need this game, badly.

Why you should watch
Troy Smith is adding some energy to the San Francisco attack. The Rams have the most under-rated defense in the NFL. If the theory holds that the best QB in the division will generally win that division, then I like the Rams more and more.

Did you know?
Rams running back Steven Jackson averages 120.8 yards from scrimmage per game since 2006, the most in the NFL over that span. ... St. Louis' Chris Long has a sack in three consecutive games. ... 49ers running back Frank Gore holds the franchise record for 100-plus yard rushing games (24). ... San Francisco's Vernon Davis has a touchdown in four of his past five outings.

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