49ers back on track with big win over Rams

Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:51am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Running back Frank Gore pounded out 153 yards while Colin Kaepernick roared back to form as the visiting San Francisco 49ers spanked St. Louis Rams 35-11 in the National Football League on Thursday.

Last season's Super Bowl losers came into the contest with just one win but evened their ledger at 2-2 as quarterback Kaepernick went 15/23 for 167 yards with two touchdowns.

It was a welcome return to form for Kaepernick after he completed just 47.3 percent of his passes and added four interceptions in back-to-back losses coming in.

Gore ensured the visitors were moving the chains all night with his 20 carries, including a 34-yard touchdown, while receiver Anquan Boldin added 90 yards from five catches with a touchdown.

The Rams (1-3) led the NFC West divisional contest 3-0 early before the 49ers scored twice in the second quarter for a 14-3 halftime lead.

They added two further unanswered touchdowns in the second half before the home side claimed a late score and two-point conversion.

San Francisco backup running back Kendall Hunter rushed for a 29-yard touchdown late in the game to complete the rout.

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was 19/41 for 202 yards with a touchdown, an interception and a fumble in the loss.

(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles, editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

 
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (L) gets past St. Louis Rams free safety Rodney McLeod to run in a touchdown during the first half of their NFL football game in St. Louis, Missouri, September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sarah Conard