Vernon Davis tied the NFL record for touchdown receptions for a tight end with his 13th of the season, helping the San Francisco 49ers finish strong and the lowly St. Louis Rams clinch the No. 1 overall draft pick in a 28-6 victory on Sunday.
Frank Gore added 107 yards rushing on 23 carries and two late TDs for the 49ers (8-8), who pulled away after a desultory first half in which they mustered only 52 yards and trailed 3-0.
San Francisco ended a string of six consecutive losing seasons and ended a six-game road losing streak while the Rams (1-15) wrapped up their first winless home schedule since going 0-6 in 1959 and only the third in franchise history.
In a Rudy-type moment, 16-year veteran receiver Isaac Bruce suited up and took the field. After taking part in the opening play, Bruce met teammates on the sidelines for a high-jump bump and that was it.
Bruce played 14 of his seasons in St. Louis with the Rams.
He hasn't played in more than a month, and it is widely speculated that today's game will be his last.