1st Round Bye

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Fred Robbins #98 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 1, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

49ers Earn 1st Round Bye WIth 34-27 Victory Over Rams

The San Francisco 49ers withstood a late rally by the St. Louis Rams to wrap up the No. 2 playoff seed in the NFC and earn a first-round bye in a 34-27 victory Sunday.