49ERS: Offense posted 49 points in Week 1, most by 49ers in season opener since 52-24 win vs. Bears on 9/19/65. First-half total (33) was highest since 10/18/92 (42 vs. Atl)……QB JEFF GARCIA has 97 career TD passes & needs 3 to become 5th QB in team history with 100. Has rushing TD vs. Rams in 3 of past 4……RB GARRISION HEARST has 4,823 rushing yards with 49ers & needs 177 to become 4th player in club annals with 5,000. Had 1st career TD rush & TD reception in same game vs. Bears……WR TERRELL OWENS has 4 100-yard receiving games vs. Rams, his most vs. any club. Posted 112 yards (7 catches) vs. Bears, for 22nd-career 100. Club is 11-2 (.846) in last 13 when he reaches 100-yards receiving. Owens has 72 career TD catches & needs 3 to join JERRY RICE (176) as only players in club history with 75……DE ANDRE CARTER has 3.0 sacks in past 3 games vs. Rams……CB AHMED PLUMMER career-high with 2 INTs last week. Had 68-yard INT-TD vs. Bears, his 1st career TD……K JEFF CHANDLER connected on career-high 5 FGs vs. Chic……RAMS: Club seeks 7th win in 9th home opener in St. Louis & 5th consecutive home win vs. 49ers……QB MARC BULGER has 6-1 record as NFL starter, including 3-1 vs. NFC West. Posted 100.0+ passer rating in 4 of 7 career starts & passed for 300+ yards in 3 of 7 career starts……RB MARSHALL FAULK has 9 TDs in past 6 vs. SF. Has 16,434 career scrimmage yards & needs 99 to pass THURMAN THOMAS (16,532) for 6th-most all-time. Has 6,011 career receiving yards & needs 66 to pass LENNY MOORE (6,039) & RONNIE HARMON (6,076) for 2nd-most by RB in NFL history……WR ISAAC BRUCE has 76 career catches (1,178 yards) vs. SF, most vs. any club. Has 9,600 career receiving yards & needs 162 to pass HENRY ELLARD (9,761) for most in club history. Rookie WR SHAUN MC DONALD had 6 catches for 46 yards in NFL debut……DE LEONARD LITTLE had 2.0 sacks in last meeting……Rookie LB PISA TINOISAMOA started & posted 5 tackles & 1 forced fumble……K JEFF WILKINS spent 1995-96 with SF, connecting on 42 of 47 FGs.
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