Today is the day. This game isn't going to decide anything on its own, but the San Francisco 49ers have to be expected to best the St. Louis Rams. Seven wins looks a damn sight better than six wins, but we'd much rather have eight than seven, right? The Rams aren't necessarily a team by which the 49ers need to be measured, but if the 49ers can't beat them, then what shot do they have this year?
At any rate, I'm not at all worried about this matchup. The 49ers will win, and if I have my way, they'll win handily. Yeah, this is what a a win over Washington does to me. I get cocky. But I'm in a big hurry (as you can tell by the late Nuggets) so I'm just going to get to your links for the day.
49ers' Crabtree: 'I'm ready to play' (Maiocco)
'I'm hitting it': Marcus Lattimore not holding back in 49ers practice (Barrows)
Double trouble: Brooks, Smith could become rare 49ers' tandem (Branch)
Michael Crabtree and Aldon Smith -- different situations, similar usage rates? (BA Sports Guy)
Brown slowly recovering from ribs injury (Maiocco)
49ers cranking up their defense heading into stretch run (SFGate)
Crabtree doesn't want to "hype it up" but says he's ready to roll (Barrows)
Harbaugh coy about identity of emergency quarterback (PFT)
Wishful thinking dept: How the 49ers could win the NFC West (BA Sports Guy)
3TFO: Rams @ 49ers, Week 13 (PFF)
Michael Crabtree to Make 2013 Debut vs. Rams (49ers)