San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11

Date - 8:25 PM EST, Thursday, September 26, 2013
Location - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 56640

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Francisco 0 14 7 14 35
St. Louis 3 0 0 8 11

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 2-2 1-1 1-1 W1
St. Louis 1-3 1-1 0-2 L3

Recap


49ers 35, Rams 11:
Colin Kaepernick threw for a pair of touchdown passes and Frank Gore ran for 153 yards and a score as visiting San Francisco snapped a two-game losing streak.

Kaepernick rebounded from a pair of dismal efforts by competing 15-of-23 for 167 yards and connected with Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis on scoring passes as the 49ers avenged a loss and tie to St. Louis (1-3) last season. Gore averaged a robust 7.7 yards on his 20 carries in his first 100-yard regular-season game since Oct. 18, 2012. 

San Francisco's defense spotted the Rams an early 3-0 lead but allowed only 188 yards overall, including seven in the third quarter. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 202 yards with one touchdown and an interception on 19-of-41 passing as St. Louis punted nine times and turned the ball over twice in 11 possessions after Greg Zuerlein's 40-yard field goal midway through the first quarter.

The 49ers had only 25 total yards themselves in the first 15 minutes before taking control with a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives in the second quarter. Kaepernick hit Boldin on a 20-yard strike on third-and-19 for the first TD and Gore broke loose for a 34-yard scoring run on fourth-and-inches for a 14-3 halftime lead.

San Francisco steadily pulled away as Kaepernick connected with Davis on a 12-yard scoring pass with 8:49 remaining in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 21-3 and put it out of reach when Bradford was sacked and fumbled at his own 3-yard line, leading to Anthony Dixon's 1-yard plunge with 10:15 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gore's scoring run just before halftime was his 14th touchdown in the last 13 games against the Rams, - the most by any opponent against St. Louis in the Super Bowl era. ... Rams rookie S T.J. McDonald was carted off the field in the third quarter with a right leg injury and CB Cortland Finnegan exited in the first half with a high injury. ... San Francisco allowed only 18 yards rushing despite the absence of Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis, who missed the game due to a groin injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Francisco   St. Louis
Frank Gore Player Daryl Richardson
20 Attempts 12
153 Yards 16
7.6 Avg Yards 1.3
1 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 4
Receiving
San Francisco   St. Louis
Anquan Boldin Player Austin Pettis
5 Receptions 5
90 Yards 59
18.0 Avg Yards 11.8
1 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 27

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Francisco 370 219 151 5 0 1 5.0 2
St. Louis 188 18 170 1 1 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Jacksonville . The Rams have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Houston. The 49ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.