NFL Game Previews: Rams-49ers Matchup

NFL Game Previews: Rams-49ers Matchup

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L.A. Rams at San Francisco (+4), o/u 49.0 – Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST

Of all last week's upsets, the Titans over the Rams might have been the hardest for me to wrap my head around. I expected some kind of letdown for Tennessee after losing Henry, and it didn't happen. I certainly didn't expect the Rams to treat a division-leading opponent as a minor nuisance they could look past, but that seemed to be exactly what happened. Lesson learned, maybe? At 7-2 they're still in good shape, both in the NFC West and for the playoff in general, and Von Miller and Odell Beckham could both make their Los Angeles debuts this week. The latter arrived in the nick of time, as Robert Woods tore his ACL in Friday's practice, but the injury could also give Van Jefferson a chance to really shine. The 49ers also have something of a timely addition to their lineup, as Elijah Mitchell is still less than 100 percent healthy, but Jeff Wilson might be ready for action after not playing a snap last week, despite being activated off the PUP list. (Somewhat hilariously, Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch, and it's time to start wondering if he'll be able to re-start his career in another uniform next year). The Niners are down with the Seahawks at 3-5 and have lost five of their last six, but the way injuries continue to pile up for this team, they seem a lot less likely to find

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Erik Siegrist
Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.
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