From the locker room
"It was a gift from God. I saw an opening. The guys opened a hole for me and I hit it. I hit it like my coach told me to in practice. I just had to hit that thing and believe that it is going to be there, and that's what I did. The coaches told me, ‘When you see a hole, Cedrick, you can't let the kicker tackle you.' I didn't." --- 49ers receiver Cedrick Wilson, on his touchdown return of the opening kickoff "Win, win, win. That was our attitude. We are not a bad team. We can win games. We just have to come out and put it all together, win the turnover battle and all the things the coaches say about ball security. We could win all our games." --- 49ers receiver Brandon Lloyd "They whooped our ass today, and that's pretty much the way it is." --- Rams receiver Torry Holt "We just played together as a team. There were people who didn't play today because of injuries, but we had other people who substituted and did a great job. We needed this win to keep moving. Hopefully everything goes in good motion now as we get this bye week, and everybody can get healthy so we can make a run." --- 49ers linebacker Julian Peterson "The way they played us we were able to run play-pass and do some things that enabled Tim (Rattay) to play very well. He was very accurate. He dumped the ball off. He played an outstanding football game. He is a real solid player and doesn't make mistakes. He gets rid of the ball. He throws it away when he has to. Tim is a real smart guy and a real student of the game. When you have a backup and all of a sudden he has to steup up and play, it shows how much he has listened and how well he has been paying attention." --- 49ers coach Dennis Erickson "They were plainly more physical than us." --- Rams safety Aeneas Williams "I just tried to go out there and do the best I could to help the team move the ball down the field and get some points. I didn't feel a lot of pressure. I just felt excited and I wanted to be out there and I wanted to play. I was excited and ready to go. You dream about it going well like this. The main thing is, I wanted to win. I wanted to get in there and win the game, get the team going and get us back on track." --- 49ers quarterback Tim Rattay "They out-hit us. They took it to us today with the offensive and the defense. We had a lot of mental errors and we felt like we had to come from behind all the time. We didn't play as well as we can, we had some mistakes and then couldn't get back into a rhythm," --- Rams coach Mike Martz "We have lost so many close games, and I don't think there is any questioning of our direction or anything like that. Jeff (Garcia) has been banged up. We have lost two games in overtime and another game by one point. Another game, we led the whole way except in the last 30 seconds. So, I don't think we were ever in the situation where we were questioning ourselves." --- 49ers general manager Terry Donahue "Basically, we played great in spurts from time to time during this season. Today, we had to put it all together for the entire game after the disappointing loss last week." --- 49ers safety Tony Parrish "Bottom line is, the 49ers played well. We could have knocked SF out of it a little bit, but they're a good team. They do a lot of great things (defensively) and they just kicked our butts. We've got to give them credit. They beat us fair and square." --- Rams quarterback Marc Bulger
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