Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The 49ers are starting to find an identity on offense. It's the one San Francisco ditched upon hiring Mike Martz as offensive coordinator.
The organization remains unsettled on a coach and quarterback for next season. But by setting up the offense to feature running back Frank Gore instead of Martz's flashy passing game, the 49ers have a chance to better analyze their personnel over the final half of the season.
They also have a better chance to win games -- not that St. Louis presented much of a challenge.
The Rams are a mess. They've scored 20 points or more only once all season. Jim Haslett's quest to return as head coach in 2009 took another hit with yet another blowout defeat.