Golden Nuggets: Welcome To The Weekend

Good morning everybody. Happy Friday to folks who are just about ready for the week to come to an end. We're a couple days away from the 49ers Week 13 showdown with their long-time rivals, the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are struggling at the moment, but rivalry games can often bring out the best in teams.

Personally, I'd prefer the 49ers just handle their business on Sunday and remove any drama from the occasion. The 49ers have more talent on the field and need to simply handle their business, plain and simple. Although the Rams do not present the same kind of challenge as the Ravens or some of the 49ers other opponents this season, they present a challenge nonetheless and cannot be overlooked.

49ers secondary getting major credit for rush defense success (Sam Lam)

Bradford, Long miss practice in St.L; Swain to step in for SF (Barrows)

Catching up with Brandon Lloyd (Maiocco)

49ers need to sync passing game for playoff run (Barrows)

49ers notes: QB backup Kaepernick might get more playing time (Barrows)

49ers talent – Who deserves credit? (SF Gate)

49ers long snapper Brian Jennings in 12th season (SF Gate)

Rams’ Bradford misses practice with sore ankle (SF Gate)

49ers run defense nears NFL mark on rushing TDs (SF Gate)

Where 49ers rank in fans' Pro Bowl ballots (Maiocco)

49ers' tight ends create nightmares for defenses (Press Democrat)

Donte Whitner on the Niners run D: "It’s the best run defense I’ve ever seen." (Press Democrat)

Who needs QB McNabb when Kaepernick is developing behind the scenes? (SJ Mercury News)

Notebook: 49ers busting out with playoff talk (Scout.com)

Line eager to bounce back from Ravens debacle (Scout.com)

Nowhere to Run (49ers.com)

Five Questions with Mike Iupati (49ers.com)

Rams, 49ers and why they're so different (Sando)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Anthony Davis Is Maturing | Ninjames
49ers Vs. Rams: Deals On Tickets | Fooch
49ers Vs. Rams: Alex Smith Discusses The Implications Of Sunday | Fooch
49ers Vs. Rams: Keeping It Low Key On Offense? | Fooch
2011 NFL All-DeSimone Team: Defensive Edition | D.DeSimone
2012 NFL Pro Bowl Ballot Results: Patrick Willis, Andy Lee Leading With Three Weeks Remaining | Fooch
49ers Rushing Defense: 'Dream Scenario'? Maybe With This Unit | Fooch
49ers Vs. Rams: Sam Bradford, Chris Long Miss Thursday Practice | Fooch
49ers DC Vic Fangio Discusses Aldon Smith's Development | Fooch
Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Seahawks Vs. Eagles | Fooch

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