SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the pregame of the 49ers Week 10 home game against the St. Louis Rams. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis.
11:01 Pregame question: Which player will lead the 49ers in receptions today and why? I’m saying it will be Mario Manningham. He’s facing rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins. I think Greg Roman will want to challenge him instead of Cortland Finnegan, who will be covering Michael Crabtree. I think Vernon Davis will catch two passes at the most.
11:14 I have a fantasy football question: Unfortunately, I have to start one of the Rams’ running backs this week – Steven Jackson or Daryl Richardson. I’m leaning towards the backup, Richardson, because he catches more passes and I’m expecting the 49ers to take an early lead. What would you do in my position?
11:53 Brandon Jacobs is inactive yet again. So is A.J. Jenkins, LaMichael James, Scott Tolzien, Trenton Robinson, Joe Looney and Ian Williams.
11:54 Who thinks Jacobs will eventually play at least one down for the 49ers?
11:55 Here are the Rams inactives: QB Austin Davis, WR Chris Givens, S Darian Stewart, CB Janoris Jenkins, G/T Chris Williams, DE Eugene Sims.
11:57 Bradley Fletcher will start for the Rams at right cornerback in place of Janoris Jenkins, who is inactive. Danny Amendola is starting at flanker instead of Chris Givens, who is inactive, too.
12:00 Givens and Jenkins are inactive because they broke team rules, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
12:18 John Harbaugh is embarrassing the Raiders. He just called a fake field goal up 41-17. The Ravens scored, and now it’s 48-17. Harbaugh must be trying to get Dennis Allen fired. Do you have a problem with what Harbaugh just did?
12:29 Jim Harbaugh just picked up some grass and dropped it to see which way the wind is blowing. Now he’s talking to Alex Smith as he throws his warmup passes at the west 25 yard line. Jonathan Goodwin is snapping the ball. Now Harbaugh is clapping. He’s coaching an hour before the game starts. He’s wearing a black sweatshirt and he talks to Alex as he throws.
12:31 Kendall Hunter and Kyle Williams are on the field. Those two have transformed their bodies more than any other 49ers this year. They are two of the most muscular players on the team. A.J. Jenkins and LaMichael James have to do a lot of weight lifting to pass Hunter and Williams on the dept chart.
12:38 I’m watching the Raiders game in the press box. Oh Gosh. The score is 55-20, and counting.