Monday, October 13, 8:30 PM on ESPN, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MissouriFor the 49ers, this game has a different meaning, but a victory against a divisional will help the team to improve its postseason chances and keep their momentum after vital wins against the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.San Francisco opened the season in great fashion, delivering a setback to the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX, but two consecutive losses to Chicago and Arizona put their postseason plans in peril, brought many questions around Colin Rand Kaepernick’s ability as offensive leader and put head coach Jim Harbaugh against the wall.
Still early in the 2014 pro football season, but after 6 weeks of action the St. Louis Rams are facing a tough situation in the NFC West. After back to back losses to Dallas and Philadelphia on Week 3 and Week 5, the team is starting to run out of time, and the worst part is that their NFL betting lines don’t seem to improve. At 1-3, the Rams are last in the NFC West division, where the defending NFL champ, the Seattle Seahawks are tied atop with the 3-1 Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers, St. Louis’ rival for this coming MNF game, are ahead of the Rams at 3-2.Now the Rams head back home with one goal in mind: beat the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night. Losing at home can be potentially disastrous for St. Louis, not only because they are about to enter the toughest stage of their schedule with games against Seattle, Kansas and San Francisco, but also because the team already suffered two of the worst reverses in the 2014 season at their home stadium. In the season opener, the Rams lost by 28 points (34-6) to the Minnesota Vikings. Two weeks later, they blew a 21-0 lead and ended up losing 34-31 to the Dallas Cowboys.