SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 (UPI) --
Tim Rattay threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and the defense dominated for three quarters Sunday, giving San Francisco a 30-10 win over St. Louis.
Jeff Garcia, the 49ers starting quarterback, was sidelined with a left ankle injury. In stepped Rattay, a fourth-year pro who was stellar after 56 games as a backup.
He completed 19 of 29 passes and found Terrell Owens, rookie Brandon Lloyd and Tai Streets with scoring strikes. He threw to nine different receivers.
San Francisco (4-5) rolled up 389 yards of offense -- most of it early -- and cruised to just its second win in its last 10 meetings with St. Louis.
The Rams (5-3) were held to three points through 45 minutes.
Torry Holt had 11 catches for 200 yards and a score for St. Louis.
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