The San Francisco 49ers lost...again. The 49ers looked abysmal once again on offense, losing to the St. Louis Rams by a final score of 27-6. The loss dropped the 49ers to 2-6, while the Rams improve to 4-3.
There was so much bad in this game. The biggest news is a wave of injuries that hit the team throughout the game. Reggie Bush injured his knee on a punt return, slipping on the concrete surrounding the edge of the sideline. Mike Davis injured his hand later in the game, leaving Kendall Gaskins as the only running back. L.J. McCray (knee) and Garrett Celek (concussion) both left the game as well. Keith Reaser suffered an ankle injury and was listed as questionable to return, but there was no further word on his status. In the fourth quarter, Bradley Pinion suffered a calf injury, and Phil Dawson handled a late punt.
The biggest problem remains the offense. They couldn't get anything going for all the usual reasons. Colin Kaepernick couldn't hit the broad side of a barn much of the game. Bruce Miller dropped a good one, but it was an exception. Kap got no help from his offensive line, but it was bad all around. And when Kendall Gaskins and Mike Davis combine for 10 rushing yards, it might not be your day.
The upside to another loss is the 49ers will improve their draft standing. We'll have plenty more on this in the coming days, but for now, the 49ers pick up a couple spots. The 2-5 Houston Texans beat the 1-5 Tennessee Titans, the 2-5 Kansas City Chiefs beat the 1-6 Detroit Lions. The 49ers climb at least two sports from No. 9 to No. 7. I'd prefer a football team that does not embarrass me as a fan, but at least this team is putting together a strong effort for the top of the draft. They might not actually do anything useful with the high picks, but we'll deal with that later!
Fooch's update: The Baltimore Ravens won to improve to 2-6 (Chargers drop to 2-6), the Browns lost to drop to 2-6, the Bears lost to drop to 2-5.