ST. LOUIS – A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams:What it means: The 49ers are not dead. Give this club a ton of credit. The 49ers entered this game on a short week and in a bad way. They were outscored 56-10 in their previous two games, the offense was anemic, they were banged up and they were were dealing with the fact that star pass-rusher Aldon Smith had entered a treatment center Monday. This a crucial time for the 49ers, and they answered the call.