This is the live blog for the pregame of the 49ers’ Week 6 road game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
4:02 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, S L.J. McCray, C Marcus Martin, T Anthony Davis, DT Quinton Dial and DT Tank Carradine.
4:03 That means Vernon Davis will start.
4:08 Matchup to watch: RG Alex Boone vs. LDT Aaron Donald. Boone is the 49ers’ lowest-rated pass blocker on Pro Football Focus. Donald is the Rams’ second-highest rated pass rusher behind Robert Quinn.
4:10 First-round pick Greg Robinson will start at left guard for the Rams. He will face Justin Smith.
4:12 Matchup to watch: RCB Chris Culliver vs. LWR Brian Quick. The Rams like to take deep shots and Quick is their best deep threat. He beat Culliver for a deep touchdown catch two years ago at Candlestick Park.
4:15 What do you think the biggest mismatch in this game is? I think it’s Vic Fangio versus Rams’ quarterback Austin Davis. Fangio will prey on Davis’ inexperience.
4:18 Trent Dilfer just said it looks like “the 49ers have complete solidarity.”
4:21 Ray Lewis just called Dilfer, “Trick.”
4:23 Rams’ wide receiver Chris Givens is not active.
4:29 Rams’ rookie running back Tre Mason is active.
4:40 Here’s a video of Austin Davis playing against the University of Houston in 2011.
4:45 Jon Gruden sees a lot of similarities between Austin Davis and Drew Brees.
4:45 Daniel Jeremiah says Davis modeled his game after Brees.
4:48 Ian Rapoport says Frank Gore’s roster spot “was in jeopardy” this offseason.
5:06 According to Cam Inman, Trent Baalke denies NFL Network’s report that Gore’s roster spot was in jeopardy this offseason.
5:14 Mike Ditka and Keyshawn Johnson pick the Rams to win.