49ers look to end season on a high

31 December 2017 23:19:46 GMTPlus10

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers go in search of a fifth consecutive victory on Sunday when they play the Rams.

San Francisco has been transformed since the former New England Patriot stepped onto the field and the second round pick given up in trade looks to have been an absolute bargain.

The Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans were not exactly a rough gauntlet for Garoppolo and company, but dropping 44 points on the Jacksonville Jaguars last week signaled to one and all that the 49ers should be a dangerous team next season, particularly with a fourth place schedule.

The Rams, 1213.00 to win the NFC, will have taken note of this, but their focus on Sunday is keeping their players healthy for the post-season.

Winners of the NFC West Division for the first time since 2003, when they were still the St. Louis Rams, LA will sit their stars even as they battle the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers for the third seed in the NFC.

The Rams lost to both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings during the regular campaign and apparently have taken the position that it really doesn't matter who they might match up with should they taste success in the Wild Card Weekend.

Meanwhile the Seattle Seahawks close out their campaign against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. Seattle can still make the play-offs, but need to defeat the Cardinals and hope that the Falcons come up short when they entertain the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The Rams are 1213.00 to win the 2018 Super Bowl with the Vikings 3.20 and the Eagles priced at 3.25.

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