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The 49ers are starting to find an identity on offense. It's the one San Francisco ditched upon hiring Mike Martz as offensive coordinator.
The organization remains unsettled on a coach and quarterback for next season. But by setting up the offense to feature running back Frank Gore instead of Martz's flashy passing game, the 49ers have a chance to better analyze their personnel over the final half of the season.
They also have a better chance to win games -- not that St. Louis presented much of a challenge.
The Rams are a mess. They've scored 20 points or more only once all season. Jim Haslett's quest to return as head coach in 2009 took another hit with yet another blowout defeat.