San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams: Breaking Down Do-or-Die Sunday

December 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If the 49ers lose to the Rams Sunday, it's over.
All the way over.
Not the franchise as we know it or anything, but the team's hope of an NFC West title will have gone completely dormant, like the glimmer of hope that has stayed dimly burning as the weather has gotten colder, and as Autumn has turned to Winter.
The show down in St. Louis is the first of the Rams final two games against division contenders. The winner of the contest will have a certain leg up on the other two teams in the three-way campaign for the title of "Winner of the Worst Division in the NFL."
The specific implications (of the possible outcomes) of Sunday's showdown are such that if the 49ers lose, their season is done. They will have been mathematically eliminated. Their old rival, the St Louis Rams, will be at the doorstep of a triumphant return to NFC West supremacy. St Louis would then have a battle at Seattle on their hands for the title.
Given a St. Louis win this Sunday, ...

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