The 49ers won the NFC West in the most fitting way possible.
They absolutely outclassed the Rams 26-0 Sunday, just like they have outclassed the entire division all season long.
How dominating a performance was this? The 49ers were able to sit Alex Smith and Frank Gore for most of the fourth quarter. The defense only allowed 157 yards, including 31 on the ground on 23 attempts.
A.J. Feeley and the Rams didn’t advance the ball past the 49ers’ 35-yard line all day.
(Read that one again.)
This was a day for celebration in San Francisco marred only by Patrick Willis’ injury. Gore became San Francisco’s all-time leading rusher, an incredible achievement in a vastly underrated career.
The 49ers and their fans deserve this celebration at home.
They are the toughest team to score against in football. They are in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and should cruise to a bye in the playoffs if they just take care of business against other NFC West teams.
Based on everything we’ve seen from this extremely consistent 49ers team, that should not be a problem.