St. Louis 25, San Francisco 17

Sunday, December 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 26, 2010
WHERE: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 52820

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Francisco 0 14 0 3 17
St. Louis 9 3 3 10 25

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 5-10 4-3 1-7 L2
St. Louis 7-8 5-3 2-5 W1

Recap

Rookie Sam Bradford threw for 292 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as the host St. Louis Rams kept their playoff hopes alive with a 25-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Bradford completed 28 of 37 passes as the Rams moved to 7-8 overall and eliminated the 49ers (5-10) from playoff contention.

St. Louis came into the day tied with the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West. The Rams travel to Seattle next Sunday with the division title and a playoff berth at stake in the regular-season finale.

Steven Jackson had 48 yards rushing on 24 attempts for the Rams, including a 1-yard touchdown for the game's first score. Danario Alexander had six catches for 99 yards and Danny Amendola had eight catches for 53 yards.

Amendola finished with 177 return yards, including an 84-yard kickoff return after Jeff Reed's 47-yard field goal with 5:41 to play had cut St. Louis’ lead to 22-17.

Brandon Gibson had three catches for 69 yards, Daniel Fells added three receptions for 28 yards and Laurent Robinson caught three passes for 25 yards for the Rams. Jackson also had three receptions for 19 yards.

Trailing 25-17 and with the ball at its own 19 with 1:06 remaining and no timeouts left, San Francisco drove to the St. Louis 44 but Ted Ginn failed to step out of bounds following a 22-yard catch as the clock expired.

Alex Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 120 yards while starter Troy Smith completed 7 of 19 passes for 153 yards, a touchdown and an interception before being replaced.

Brian Westbrook led San Francisco with 40 yards rushing on 10 carries. Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 122 yards, including a 60-yard TD reception from Troy Smith in the second quarter. Vernon Davis had three receptions for 70 yards for the 49ers.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Francisco   St. Louis
Brian Westbrook Player Steven Jackson
10 Attempts 24
40 Yards 48
4.0 Avg Yards 2.0
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 12
Receiving
San Francisco   St. Louis
Michael Crabtree Player Danario Alexander
6 Receptions 6
122 Yards 99
20.3 Avg Yards 16.5
1 Touchdowns 0
60 Long 46

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Francisco 331 85 246 2 1 0 1.0 2
St. Louis 335 60 275 2 3 1 4.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rams have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Arizona. The 49ers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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