Dream scenario for 49ers? Not necessarily

December, 1, 2011
12/01/11
3:15
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Chad Wetzel had this to say upon reading my 27-7 score prediction for the San Francisco 49ers' game against St. Louis: "I'm hoping you think the 7 you give the Rams isn't from a rushing TD."

This would be in reference to the 49ers having allowed no rushing touchdowns since last season.

I'll confess to entertaining the following scenario in recent weeks:
  • The 49ers lead by five. The opponent has fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with one second remaining in the fourth quarter. The opposing team's leading rusher has 99 yards on the ground. The 49ers, having not allowed a 100-yard rusher in their last 33 games, need a victory to clinch something of importance.

That's the sort of drama 49ers fans could surely do without. I don't expect the team to face such a scenario, particularly against the Rams. But I'd love to be there if it happened.

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