The time has come: Niners can clinch vs. Rams
December 4, 2011 at 4:00 AM • Comments
Frank Gore has never reached the postseason. Same goes for Alex Smith and Patrick Willis. Vernon Davis, too. But now, finally, some of the Niners' biggest homegrown stars are on the cusp of getting there at last. They can do it before their home fans with a victory Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, an outcome that would wrap up San Francisco's first NFC West crown and playoff berth since 2002.