NFL Week 16 Scores And Results: Rams Down 49ers, Keep NFC West Crown In Sights

Sam Bradford was sharp on Sunday. And the 49ers aren't all that sharp to begin with.

St. Louis' stellar rookie quarterback threw for 292 yards and a touchdown, and the Rams defense kept both Troy Smith and Alex Smith from getting into a groove in the Rams' 25-17 win.

The Smiths, not related, combined to complete just 17 of 34 passes, and Alex Smith's fumble late in the fourth quarter scuttled a potential San Francisco comeback.

With the win, the Rams moved to 7-8 and kept their playoff and NFC West hopes alive. With a win over the Seahawks next week — at notoriously hostile Qwest Field, it should be noted — the Rams can win the division and claim a playoff spot at 8-8.

For the 49ers, the loss is the death knell for their playoff hopes. San Francisco was officially eliminated from playoff contention after falling to 5-10, and will now be playing for no more than 2011 NFL Draft positioning and coach Mike Singletary's job.

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