Forget the Rams.
Sunday’s game means nothing to them. They’re going to the playoffs and resting their stars against the 49ers. Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan won’t play. They don’t have anything to play for.
This game is all about the 49ers.
The Niners want to win, no matter what the Rams want to do. A win would give the Niners momentum heading into 2018. A loss to the Rams B-team would be devastating.
Each player on the 49ers is playing for his career this Sunday, trying to prove he belongs with the 49ers next season and into the future.
These are the five players with the most to prove.
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