NFL capsule: 49ers 7-point favorites vs. Rams

NFL capsule: 49ers 7-point favorites vs. Rams
November 30, 2012, 11:30 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (8-2-1) At ST. LOUIS (4-6-1)Sunday, 1 p.m., FOXOPENING LINE - 49ers by 7RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 7-4; St. Louis 7-4SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 62-61-3AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Rams No. 22LAST MEETING - Rams 24, 49ers 24 (tie), Nov. 11LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Saints 31-21; Rams beat Cardinals 31-17STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First meeting of season ended in NFL's first tie since 2008. 49ers 7-1-1 in last nine meetings with lone loss in St. Louis in 2010. ... 49ers 10-3 on road since 2011 under coach Jim Harbaugh, tied with Texans for NFL's best in that span, and lead NFL allowing 14.1 points per game. ... 49ers have NFL's top rushing offense, averaging 163 yards. ... Rams 3-0-1 vs. NFC West opponents and guaranteed of first winning record in division since 2004. ... Harbaugh 2-0-1 vs. Rams. ... Frank Gore is 49ers all-time leading rusher with 8,539 yards and Steven Jackson is Rams' all-time leading rusher with 9,817 yards. ... 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has TD catch in five consecutive games against Rams. ... Gore has 12 TDs vs. Rams, tied with Lenny Moore for most in NFL. ... DE Aldon Smith has 30 12 career sacks and needs one to pass Hall of Famer Reggie White for most in first two seasons in NFL. Smith has 12 sacks in last five games. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford has completed 71 percent of passes with four TDs and no interceptions in three starts vs. 49ers, and 3-0-1 in last four division starts. ... Jackson rushed for 101 yards and TD in last meeting and since 2006 has NFL-best 10,721 yards from scrimmage. Jackson had season-best 139 yards rushing last week. ... Rookie WR Chris Givens had five catches for 115 yards and TD last week and has catch for 35-plus yards in six of last seven games. ... Last week, CB Janoris Jenkins became fourth rookie in NFL history with two interception returns for TDs in game.