San Francisco 23, St. Louis 13

Date - 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, December 1, 2013
Location - Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Temperature - 59°
Head Official - Bill Vinocich
Attendance - 69732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 3 3 7 13
San Francisco 3 10 3 7 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 5-7 3-3 2-4 L1
San Francisco 8-4 4-2 4-2 W2

Recap


49ers 23, Rams 13: Colin Kaepernick passed for 275 yards and a touchdown and the San Francisco defense continued its strong play of late in a crisp victory over visiting St. Louis.

Kaepernick finished 19-of-28 and chipped in 21 rushing yards, while Frank Gore carried the bulk of the load on the ground for the 49ers (8-4), taking 15 carries for 42 yards with a score. Anquan Boldin had nine receptions for 98 yards, Vernon Davis added 82 yards and a touchdown and Michael Crabtree, making his season debut after tearing his Achilles' tendon in May, chipped in two catches for 68 yards.

The Rams (5-7), who had won back-to-back games against Indianapolis and Chicago by the combined margin of 80-29, took a step backwards in this one, particularly on offense. Kellen Clemens went 19-of-37 for 218 yards, including a meaningless touchdown pass in the game's final minute, while rookie Zac Stacy rushed for 72 yards but only averaged 3.8 yards per carry against a 49ers defense that has held four of its last five opponents to 13 points or fewer.


A pair of field goals by Phil Dawson staked San Francisco to a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter before Gore's 3-yard TD plunge made it 13-0. St. Louis finally got on the board in the final minute of the first half on Greg Zuerlein's 43-yard field goal.

Zuerlein added another field goal midway through the third quarter, but Dawson responded with one of his own to create a 16-6 score heading into the fourth. In the first minute of the final period, Kaepernick's 17-yard scoring strike to Davis essentially ended any chance of a comeback, although the Rams did make the final score more respectable with Clemmens' short TD pass to Brian Quick with 18 seconds to play.
 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 49ers lost All-Pro LT Joe Staley to a knee injury in the first quarter. … The game was loaded with penalties, as the St. Louis had 11 for 105 yards and San Francisco was whistled for nine penalties for 85 yards. … Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin, who scored four touchdowns of 50-plus yards in the last two weeks, was limited to 25 receiving yards and 10 rushing yards in this one.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   San Francisco
Zac Stacy Player Frank Gore
19 Attempts 15
72 Yards 42
3.8 Avg Yards 2.8
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 10
Receiving
St. Louis   San Francisco
Jared Cook Player Anquan Boldin
3 Receptions 9
49 Yards 98
16.3 Avg Yards 10.9
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 21

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 312 114 198 1 2 0 4.0 1
San Francisco 338 83 255 2 3 1 3.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Seattle . The 49ers have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.