49ers prove SNF crew, NFL pundits wrong with win over Rams


Last week, the 49ers proved all the NFL experts and pundits wrong in getting shellacked by the Miami Dolphins at Levi's Stadium, a 43-17 loss just about no one saw coming.

The roles were reversed this time, but the 49ers again proved the experts wrong, this time by beating the Los Angeles Rams 24-16 on "Sunday Night Football," despite almost the entire "Football Night in America" crew picking the Rams to win.

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Former NFL coach Tony Dungy was the lone holdout on the broadcast team who rode with the 49ers, but NBC Sports Bay Area 49ers analyst Jeff Garcia also predicted LA would come out on top.

Dungy wasn't the only one to put his name behind coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, as NBC Sports Bay Area's Donte Whitner picked San Francisco to win, although he saw a lot more points being put up between the teams.

ESPN's panel of NFL experts didn't have much faith either, with Dan Graziano being the lone holdout in picking San Francisco.

The 49ers didn't inspire much confidence through five weeks, as the team lost each of its first three home games and only had wins over the lowly New York Jets and Giants.

But a solid performance from the defense and run game for the 49ers has them back at .500 through six games, with a trip to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots up next in Week 7.