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Niners finally find their groove again


It took two games and more than 15 minutes of a third, but the 49ers suddenly look like the 49ers again.

The switch flipped when the Niners decided to rely on Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin. Both players had huge roles — and each scored a touchdown — in helping the 49ers turn a 3-0 deficit into a 14-3 halftime lead.

Gore has 107 yards on 10 carries, punctuated by a Riggins-esque 34-yard jaunt on fourth and inches with less than a minute in the second quarter. Gore also has runs of 18 yards, 27 yards, and 17 yards.

Boldin has three catches for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The Rams have now trailed by double digits in every game of the 2013 regular season.

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40 Responses to “Niners finally find their groove again”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:09 PM

    against mediocre competition

  2. mrlaloosh says: Sep 26, 2013 10:10 PM

    Jeff Fisher is garbage.

  3. wearethesteelers says: Sep 26, 2013 10:15 PM

    Making two plays does not constitute finding a groove.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 26, 2013 10:24 PM

    Well this game sure is interesting after that Gorey end to the first half and the wounded duck served up by Dawson. Nice strip by Ogletree, that’s the way to do it.

  5. beach305 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    I was so worried that Jeff Fisher, was going to the Dolphins, that I even sent an angry twitter to Omar Kelly. I did not want him as the H.C.

    Go fins!

  6. stlunatik says: Sep 26, 2013 10:26 PM

    can the rams get Mark Bulger back please, damn

  7. ghost26 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:27 PM

    They lost two games & everyone goes into panic mode. It’s Week 4 which means there’s plenty of time left in the season.

  8. wingz101 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:28 PM

    Sam Bradford is terrible

  9. hardythekraken says: Sep 26, 2013 10:32 PM

    ..against the Rams. the Rams are a decent team, don’t get me wrong..very underrated..but the 49ers played some playoff teams in the beginning of the season (Packers, Seahawks, Colts) and struggled against 2 of them. their team still has a good ways to go if they want to prosper in the postseason.

  10. jerjaxon says: Sep 26, 2013 10:34 PM

    Tends to happen when you play a bad team…

  11. pgilbert2013 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:50 PM

    Boy after listening to KVET 1300 in Austin, it seemed the 49er organization was done for the next 10 years.

    Sorry Mr. Way, your Boomer Sooner Ram will not do it this evening.

  12. breakroomboredom says: Sep 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    Let me shed some light on this Rams franchise..

    Jeff Fisher is a good, solid coach. He will get more out of lower talent players, but not enough out of high talent.

    I have two numerals and a hyphen to sum up Fisher’s overall tenure with the Titans and his future with the Rams…


    They will beat some teams they shouldn’t, and lose to some teams they shouldn’t.

    If you don’t believe that Fisher’s conservatism is to blame, look at Bradford (a very average QB with average play before and after Fisher), while mulling around the possibility of RGIII being on this team.

    When you take no risk, you gain no reward. Bradford is decent, nothing more. The Rams are decent, nothing more. Fisher is decent, nothing more.

  13. koolaidcircusbeast says: Sep 26, 2013 10:56 PM

    But the coach will complain to a tune of…

  14. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 26, 2013 10:58 PM

    Freeman to St Louis. There. I said it.

  15. warhammer420 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:59 PM

    Rams look awful. They need to find a way to use Austin.

  16. beastmode5150 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    Good god the rams are hideous.

  17. thesportsguy52 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    Cue the “Ravens should have let Flacco go and kept Boldin” crap.

  18. eatitfanboy says: Sep 26, 2013 11:01 PM

    Is this really a case of the Niners finding their groove or St. Louis settling into the Jeff Fisher zone- just good enough to beat terrible teams, not good enough to beat anyone decent.

    Mediocrity was the name of the game for 17 years in Houston/Tennessee under Fisher. Everyone killed me when I pointed that out after he got the St. Louis job.

    How’s that working out?

  19. jdubb84 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:01 PM

    They aren’t playing a real team. People are gonna rave over them beating the RAMS

  20. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 26, 2013 11:03 PM

    Very impressive to find their groove against the Rams.


    FortyWHiners are a .500 team that wilts against elite teams like Seattle and the Colts.

  21. thinkarez says: Sep 26, 2013 11:04 PM

    until the Bengals whoop em in the super bowl!! who dey!!

  22. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:04 PM

    This Rams team is bad. Really bad. They deserve every boo they’re getting from their home crowd tonight.

  23. sixjak says: Sep 26, 2013 11:06 PM


  24. nflgiant says: Sep 26, 2013 11:12 PM

    Sam Bradford is a BUST!!

  25. murlikoushik says: Sep 26, 2013 11:15 PM

    What is wrong with Sam Bradford? He looks terrible. He is not even an average quarterback. He is missing open receivers. And the Rams are awful on offense and defense.

  26. snaponrules says: Sep 26, 2013 11:15 PM

    The only problem is you can’t play the rams every week. Josh Freeman would be an upgrade over Bradford.

  27. gpack22 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:20 PM

    They are playing the Rams BTW….you know, the team with absolutely no offensive weapons to speak of. Not to mention Bradford is a mid to low mid QB at best. 21 points might win 2 games against this team.

  28. joemontanafan says: Sep 26, 2013 11:23 PM

    Gore, Gore… Oh did I mention Gore!

  29. thefiesty1 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:23 PM

    Bradford and the Rams are really bad.

  30. waterboy420 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:25 PM

    First of all I have a lot of respect for the 49ers org. But let me tell you this team seems to have no respect for Frank Gore. I understand they fed him tonight but it just seems like the 49ers biggest weekness is their Head Coach. Or is it just me?

  31. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    It has been so apparent when Greg Roman was calling conservative plays, in Seattle, against Indianapolis and in the first two drives in this game.

    Then he unleases the offense in which we score 21 unanswered points, expect more of the same in the next few matches. The reckoning has begun.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  32. golfore says: Sep 26, 2013 11:33 PM

    That Ram team is terrible. Not the Seahawks or the Colts. I don’t think that run defense could stop a high school team LOL

  33. scmems07 says: Sep 27, 2013 12:18 AM

    I truly believe my Jr high football team had a more complex offense that the niners just ran, do you really have to babysit your qb that much brother Jim? And kaep still looked shaky running it, laurenites dropped two int’s. Now Colin can go back to staring at his Twitter page and taking selfies all week. and the “experts” said that this division would be the best in the league…..riiiight.

  34. jayniner says: Sep 27, 2013 1:01 AM

    Ya god**mn right the groove is back! Don’t ever underestimate a guy that goes 153 yards rushing…

    We started off slow, we’ll finish strong…..the playoffs are all that matter…..see you then.

  35. dodohead418 says: Sep 27, 2013 1:14 AM

    They just played the Rams.

  36. jpthereafter says: Sep 27, 2013 2:46 AM

    Amazing what a team can do when they run the ball.

  37. tim2paul says: Sep 27, 2013 3:57 AM

    Are you serious, first commenter? If so, haters have been stifled for the moment. 49ers will find their groove, keep the defense rested and watch awe

  38. sea3369 says: Sep 27, 2013 8:05 AM

    Really? did you watch that game? the Rams were horrible, the niners were just a little less horrible, Niners will not win against quality defenses all year and wont make the playoffs this year..

  39. ydousuk says: Sep 27, 2013 2:41 PM

    braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    It has been so apparent when Greg Roman was calling conservative plays, in Seattle, against Indianapolis and in the first two drives in this game.


    So the reason the 9ers got curb stomped the last two weeks was because of “conservative play calling”………right.

  40. jimmyjames65 says: Sep 28, 2013 11:45 AM

    The NFC West is over-rated. Except for the Hawks.

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