Final

49ers 17

(5-6, 1-4 away)

Rams 20

(5-6, 3-2 home)

Coverage: FOX

1:00 PM ET, November 26, 2006

Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis, MO 

1 2 3 4 T
SF 0 7 7 317
STL 0 13 0 720

Top Performers

Passing: M. Bulger (STL) - 201 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Gore (SF) - 21 CAR, 134 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Jackson (STL) - 9 REC, 71 YDS

San Francisco (5-5) at St Louis (4-6)

San Francisco (5-5) at St Louis (4-6) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Since becoming coach, Mike Nolan has turned things around for the San Francisco 49ers against the St. Louis Rams.

The 49ers look for their fourth straight win over their NFC West rival on Sunday.

Before Nolan arrived in the Bay Area, the Niners had lost 10 of the previous 12 meetings against the Rams. But Nolan is 3-0 against the Rams, with one of the wins coming this season.

In the first meeting on September 17, the Niners rallied for a 20-13 victory. Frank Gore scored on a 32-yard run and Alex Smith threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant in the third quarter for the Niners, who erased a 10-3 halftime deficit.

Gore rushed for a franchise-record 212 yards on 24 carries and the improving Niners forced five turnovers - two interceptions by cornerback Walt Harris - in a 20-14 victory over first-place Seattle last week.

Gore, who rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown in the previous win at Detroit, has gone over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.

With Gore leading the way, San Francisco has won three in a row for the first time since 2002. The Niners have not had a four-game winning streak since a five-game run in 2001.

Now Gore, who rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries in the first meeting against the Rams, gets another crack at a struggling unit.

Last Sunday, the Rams saw their losing streak reach five games with a dismal effort on both sides of the ball in a 15-0 loss to Carolina.

St. Louis allowed 242 rushing yards, including 114 to rookie DeAngelo Williams, who became the seventh different back to go over 100 against the Rams this season.

Offensively, the Rams managed just 111 total yards and eight first downs in getting shut out for the first time since 1998. With seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Pace out for the season, Marc Bulger was sacked seven times.

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Passing Leaders

San FranciscoCMP%YDSTDINT
C. Kaepernick58.43197218
C. McCoy100.01300
St. LouisCMP%YDSTDINT
S. Bradford60.71687144
K. Clemens58.7167387

Rushing Leaders

San FranciscoCARYDSAVGTD
F. Gore27611284.19
C. Kaepernick925245.74
St. LouisCARYDSAVGTD
Z. Stacy2509733.97
B. Cunningham472615.61

Receiving Leaders

San FranciscoRECYDSAVGTD
A. Boldin85117913.97
V. Davis5285016.313
St. LouisRECYDSAVGTD
J. Cook5167113.25
C. Givens3456916.70

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsSF
 
 304
STL
 
 360
Yards PassingSF
 
 168
STL
 
 248
Yards RushingSF
 
 136
STL
 
 113
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedSF
 
 344
STL
 
 335
Pass Yds AllowedSF
 
 223
STL
 
 190
Rush Yds AllowedSF
 
 121
STL
 
 145

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

St. Louis leads 7-5
Sep 17, 2006SF 20, STL 13
Dec 24, 2005SF 24, @STL 20
Sep 11, 2005SF 28, STL 25
Dec 5, 2004SF 6, @STL 16
Oct 3, 2004SF 14, STL 24
Nov 2, 2003SF 30, STL 10
Sep 14, 2003SF 24, @STL 27
Dec 30, 2002SF 20, @STL 31
Oct 6, 2002SF 37, STL 13
Dec 9, 2001SF 14, @STL 27
Sep 23, 2001SF 26, STL 30