San Francisco entered the TWA Dome with 17 straight victories over the "same old sorry (bleep) Rams" on Oct. 10, 1999. But on this day, Warner completed 20 of 23 passes for 323 yards. He tied a franchise record with five TD passes, four of which went to Isaac Bruce. By day's end, the Rams had pounded the 49ers 42-20.
The Wicked Witch of the NFC West was dead.
The Rams improved to 4-0, prompting then-49ers executive Bill Walsh to walk into the middle of coach Dick Vermeil's postgame press conference, telling his old friend in a stage whisper: "You're going all the way."
PHOTO: Kurt Warner throws his third touchdown pass of the game at the TWA Dome. (AP Photo / Tom Gannam)