The 49ers play the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Candlestick Park. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups every day.
CB Janoris Jenkins (5-10, 193 pounds) vs. WR Mario Manningham (6-0, 181)
Jenkins has been getting torched recently. He’s given up 19 catches on 24 targets for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns the last three games according to Pro Football Focus.
He’s going to have to face Manningham for most of the game on Sunday. Jenkins is a rookie and he is not in Manningham’s league right now. Roman should exploit this matchup 10 times on Sunday. Why not?
Roman should call a few deep passes for Manningham, too. Catching deep passes is what Manningham does best.