St. Louis Rams vs San Francisco 49ers Preview, Game Information, and Live Stream


The St. Louis Rams will play their first division game of the season in primetime on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers. The game will be played in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and will be featured on ESPN T 7:15 CT with Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico on the call.

Coming in at 1-3 the Rams are coming off two disappointing losses against the Cowboys and Eagles. The Rams will be looking to get back in the win column on Monday Night, but that is easier said than done against the 49ers. The Rams got swept by their bay area rivals last season including a 35-11 loss in primetime in the Edward Jones Dome on Thursday Night Football.

After a disappointing 1-2 start, the San Francisco 49ers look like they have final found their stride. The 49ers are on a two game win streak and will be going for their third straight win against the Rams. The 49ers dominated the Rams on all fronts last season and will be looking to keep that up in 2014.

The Rams will be in their 1999 throwback uniforms and they will be honoring the Greatest Show on Turf as it is the 15th anniversary since the Rams hosted the Lombari trophy.

Injury Report

St. Louis Rams

CB Trumaine Johnson – Knee – DNP – OUT

CB Brandon McGee – Foot – DNP – OUT

DE Alex Carrington – Knee – DNP – Questionable

C Barrett Jones – Back – Limited – Questionable

RB Chase Reynolds – DNP – Questionable

LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar – Groin – Limited – Questionable

WR Kenny Britt – Knee – Full – Probable

DE Eugene Sims – Groin – Full – Probable

RB Zac Stacy – Calf – Full – Probable

As it was previously thought, Zac Stacy looks like he will be good to on Monday Night and even if he isn’t 100%, Benny Cunningham has done a great job filling in for Stacy. Chase Reynolds was added to the report later in the week, but aside from that the Rams don’t seem to be dealing with any major injury that they hadn’t previously been dealing with.

San Francisco 49ers

CB Tramaine Brock – Toe – DNP – OUT

T Anthony Davis – Knee/Ankle – DNP – Questionable

TE Vernon Davis – Back – Limited – Questionable

C Marcus Martin – Knee – Limited – Questionable

LB Nick Moody – Hamstring – Limited – Questionable

DE Tony Jerod-Eddie – Shoulder – Full – Probable

DE Justin Smith – Not Injury Related – Full – Probable

DE Ray McDonald – Knee – Full – Probable

DT Ian Williams – Ankle – Full – Probable

P Andy Lee – Right Ankle – Full – Probable

CB Chris Cook – Quadricep – Full – Probable

For the 49ers and star tight end Vernon Davis, multiple reports have said that Davis is set to play Monday Night against the Rams. Reportedly he has been pain free during practice. The 49ers tight end has been dealing with injuries all season and looks to be getting back healthy. That is the only major injury that the 49ers have been dealing with Aside from Navarro Bowman.

Players To Watch- Austin Davis and Frank Gore

For the Rams to win this football game, Austin Davis to going to have to play well. He has played very impressive in his first four starts, but he has yet to see anything like what he is about to in the San Francisco 49ers. Davis will have to take care of the football as well as try to force anything against the ferocious defense in San Francisco.

The Rams have struggled to stop the run for the majority of the 2014 season. If the Rams allow the 49ers to get their running game going, they will without a doubt be in trouble. The Rams must contain Frank Gore.

Matchup To Watch: Brian Quick vs 49ers Secondary

Brian Quick has without a doubt been not only a surprise this season, but also a legitimate threat for the Rams offense. Quick has been a big reason for the offensive success for the Rams and in order for the Rams to have success against the 49ers he must play well against the fourth ranked pass defense.

Key Matchups To Watch

Last Meeting: 49ers 23-13

The Rams actually kept this game pretty close throughout but were unable to get much of anything going on offense. A Frank Gore touchdown in the first half made the score 13-0 and then a Vernon Davis touchdown in the fourth quarter made it 23-6. The Rams got their inly score of their game with less than a minute remaining with a Brian Quick touchdown reception.

Prediction: 49ers 26 Rams 16

I think the Rams once again keep this game close, but the 49ers have a better offensive line and defensive line than the Rams with the capability to win the battle up front and I think that plays a huge role in this game as well as Austin Davis’ inexperience. The 49ers make plays when they need to and the Rams get their third straight loss.