RAMS 24

49ERS 14 There was nothing wrong with the St. Louis Rams' offense that a trip to San Francisco could not fix.

Marc Bulger passed for 186 yards, Marshall Faulk rushed for 121 more and St. Louis sent the woeful 49ers to their first 0-4 start in 25 years with a 24-14 victory on Sunday night.

Isaac Bruce had seven catches for 100 yards as the Rams (2-2) got their ninth victory in 11 games against their longtime rivals. This one was out of reach early: St. Louis built a 24-0 halftime lead and the sellout crowd booed San Francisco off the field while heading for the exits.

Shaun McDonald caught a touchdown pass and Joey Goodspeed and Steven Jackson had two-yard scoring runs for the Rams, who met little resistance while scoring on all four of their first-half drives.

The Rams rushed for just 108 yards in their previous two games, both losses to teams that missed last season's playoffs. Coach Mike Martz was criticized for failing to maintain a balance in his pass-heavy schemes.

But during four sophisticated drives consuming more than 20 minutes, Martz called 19 running plays and 18 passes in the first half.

San Francisco lost cornerback Mike Rumph to a broken right arm in the second quarter.

Rams' Marshall Faulk finds room for a few of his 121 rushing yards gained against the struggling 49ers.