49ers-Rams: What to watch
49ers' defense should be able to contain Rams
|San Francisco at St. Louis|
|When: 1:00 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 13 49ers-Rams matchup.
• Limit yards after contact: Running backs Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson give the Rams a solid one-two punch out of the backfield. Jackson is still a workhorse back who can wear defenses down, and Richardson is an explosive runner who needs just a small crease to run through. San Francisco has one of the best tackling defenses in the NFL and needs to keep these guys in check by making the tackle before they can get to the open field. Against a solid Arizona defense, Jackson put up 139 yards for an average of 5.8 yards per carry, so we know he is still capable of putting up big numbers.
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