Here is the opening to my column about the 49ers-Rams disappointment — from the 49ers’ point of view.

SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t let all the smoke and noise confuse you. Don’t think just because Alex Smith suffered a concussion and had to leave the game early in the second quarter and Colin Kaepernick came in, don’t think that’s why the 49ers settled for a 24-24 tie with the rebuilding Rams, the inferior Rams, the not-so-hot Rams.

And please don’t think the quarterback shuffle is why the Niners suffered an embarrassment. Be clear about this, they most definitely got embarrassed in their own stadium.

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