NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the San Francisco 49ers by the AP Pro32
panel (ranking in parentheses):

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 2) — Had week off to celebrate with SF Giants —
both have great defenses.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 1) — They've given up six points or less
in four of their last five games.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 4)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 5) — Poised for a strong
second half finish fresh off a bye.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 6) — Niners come off a bye week to host the
Rams. Gotta like the home team this week.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 4) — The 49ers have allowed only
six touchdown passes through eight games. Little wonder they have the
best pass defense in the NFC.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 4) — Admit it, the 49ers are a complete
team and a playoff lock, and they're making another run for a
first-round bye.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 4) — Let's face it: they're going to rule
the NFC West for awhile.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 5) — The Niners have
been on a bye but not forgotten. They will climb right back in the top
three in the next week or two.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 4) — The 49ers rested with a bye week but have
looked dominant of late. A tough, physical, talented and well coached
football team.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 4) — Following a bye, the chance to post a
3-0 division record awaits Sunday against visiting St. Louis.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 5) — As Alex Smith goes, so go the
Niners. He has a 122.3 passer rating in their six victories.

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