On the surface this prediction may sound like it comes from a spiteful, vindictive, delusional place, but that's only half true. Certainly everyone knows I have an irrational amount of hateration for the Niners and wish nothing but bad luck and misfortune upon them. That doesn't mean I can't apply some objectivity and logic with regards to my analysis of their team (unless I'm in a SeahawkCentric state of mind then all bets are off). That being said there are valid reasons St. Louis will pull off the upset tonight.
1. The Aldon Smith factor. The motto NFL teams like to follow when a players sustain injuries or get suspended is next man up. That's easier said than done when the player in question is an All Pro and the heart and soul of your defense. The loss of Aldon Smith has ruined the Niners season and the Rams will take advantage of his absence.
2. The Tavon Austin factor. I'm not just saying this because I need him to put up big fantasy points for me this week, I'm saying this because the 49ers secondary is suspect. Without a dominant pass rush to rely on expect their corners to get torched.
3. Colin Kaepernick is overrated. The 800 pound elephant in the Bay Area right now is Colin Kaepernick is not exceptional. The league is all about adjustments and the NFL has figured Colin Kaepernick out. At least he got some cool commercials and a hot girlfriend out of the deal before getting exposed as a pretender.
4. The Rams are tough at home. Their record may not reflect it, but you need to bring your "A" game to get past the St. Louis Rams. If you're not 100% healthy, clicking on all cylinders, or mentally prepared it's a difficult task to beat St. Louis in the Edward Jones Dome. Your thoughts?