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Reading the keys: 49ers/Rams

49ers didn't open offense as Kap made plays on own

How the 49ers fared in keys to the game identified before their shocking 16-13 overtime loss to the Rams in St. Louis, an outcome that shrunk San Francisco's lead both in the NFC West and for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff pecking order heading into the final quarter of the season.

Don't let Rams get Steven Jackson and running game rolling YES: The 49ers were stout in stopping both Jackson and his backup, Daryl Richardson, but particularly the hard-charging Jackson, who took a lot of punishment from the San Francisco defense and was limited to just 48 yards rushing on 21 carries, a 2.3-yard average. Between the two, Jackson and Richardson were stuffed for 54 yards on 2... Recommended Stories

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