The San Francisco 49ers may have been removed from the playoffs by Los Angeles Rams the year before, yet San Francisco dominated Los Angeles inside the season opener. On Monday evening, the pattern persisted. The 49ers defeated their NFC West opponents to win their seventh straight normal game.
In a closely contested match between two teams that had collectively represented the NFC in three of the previous four Super Bowls, San Francisco led 14-6 at the break and maintained that lead throughout the second quarter to win 24-9.
San Fransisco 49ers Beat Los Angeles To Keep Their Unbeaten Streak Going:
Deebo Samuel of the San Fransisco 49ers caught a short ball from Jimmy Garoppolo to a left, and the dynamic wideout made his way through what appeared to be the entire Rams defence for a 57-yard score run and catch. Samuel’s score inside the second quarter made it 14-6 for the Rams and demonstrated why the San Fransisco 49ers handed him a three-year deal is worth $73.5 mn in the offseason.
Samuel grabbed a short throw in the final quarter and dashed 29 yards down field. Samuel has an incredible ability to make plays when he has the ball within his hands.
The San Fransisco 49ers defeated the Rams in the middle, continuing a trend from recent years. The 49ers’ front 7 proved to be a difficult unit for Los Angeles’ offence to contain. For the majority of the evening, Matt Stafford has been under duress. In the losing effort, he was downed seven times overall and 4 times during the first half.
The LA Rams’ defensive front was outclassed by the 49ers offensive line, which was playing without star guard Trent Williams.