The 49ers' Warner and Bosa are expected to play against the Rams unless instructed differently.

In Santa Cruz — When the 2023 NFL season comes to a close on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, the best defensive players for the 49ers are expected to participate.

On the other hand, they are training as if they would play a significant role in the game throughout practice this week.

Until told differently, my expectation right now is to play and play the entire game," 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Fred Warner stated.

On Sunday at Levi's Stadium, Coach Kyle Shanahan will most surely not unleash his whole arsenal in an effort to defeat the Los Angeles Rams

With their first-round bye and home-field advantage guaranteed by being the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the 49ers (12-4) have no room to improve their playoff standing.

Sam Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Rams, but backup quarterback Brock Purdy will get some playing time at practice this week.

According to Shanahan, running back Christian McCaffrey would play if the 49ers needed to win this game, but he will not play this week because he left last week's game with a small calf injury.

However, Shanahan is adamant that the other seven Pro Bowlers treat this week as if they were preparing to play in a game.

Watch this space for further developments.