Although the injury reports list both teams as relatively healthy, San Francisco will be without a big part of their running game, and a player who wore a few hats. St. Louis is also a little banged up, and could be without their top receiver for the season series finale.
The tie will be broken this time when NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams meet Sunday. The 49ers will have a different quarterback than the Rams saw him the last time around. If the 49ers take care of business, they will win easily.
Bruce Miller is a key to the 49ers rushing success but will get little attention as the fullback. A late-minute decision by both him and the 49ers are the reason he is probably in the NFL today, which is a good thing for both him and San Francisco.
New Orleans has players listed as out and will have some concerns at depth, but will have all their starters on the field when the 49ers and Saints play on Sunday. While the 49er secondary has several players listed on the injury report, New Orleans is getting back another offensive weapon.
This weekend’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints is a classic match-up of the high powered Saints offense against the formidable 49ers defense. San Francisco will have to deal with one of the game’s best quarterbacks in Drew Brees as they look to keep their cushion in the NFC West.
In order to figure out what they have in Colin Kaepernick the 49ers need to start him against the Saints. By playing another game he will allow the coaching staff to get a better picture of what he cab do and determine if Monday Night was a fluke or not.
When the 49ers drafted Kendall Hunter in the 4th round of the 2011 draft, they got a player who is trusted carrying the ball when Frank Gore is not on the field. This is a lot of trust to give a player who is just in his 2nd year. Hunter has continued to improve each week and is poised to take over the full time job when Frank Gore eventually calls it quits.
For a game that figured to have little scoring, one team had no problems putting points on the board. With back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick running the show, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Chicago Bears up and down the field and once again put themselves in the conversation as the best team in the NFC.
The injury report for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears is unremarkable except for one big name, Jay Cutler. Chicago will be without it’s starting quarterback who suffered a concussion last week and has not been cleared to play. Even without Cutler, San Francisco will have their hands full on Monday Night as they faced a very talented team.
Although the Bears will be without Jay Cutler, the game between the two teams still figures to be a fight to the end. With the two best defenses in the league on display scoring will be hard pressed for both teams, and important for the 49ers to avoid the two corners in the Chicago secondary who can change the game in one play.