Good morning folks. Another week, another loss - so seems to be the trend. While last week’s loss was mostly infuriating due to the late game heroics of Aaron Rodgers, this week’s loss can be aptly described, in my opinion, as tiring. Virtually everything that could go wrong went wrong, including poor play displayed by all three phases of the team, as well as further injuries. It became physically uncomfortable to watch the game, as the pummeling seemed to drag on and on, without mercy.
Where to begin? Considering that the Rams thoroughly demolished the 49ers, there’s really no good place to start. Jared Goff completed 75% of his passes, Todd Gurley scored three combined TDs, and Aaron Donald registered four sacks. The Rams special teams unit blocked a punt for a safety, and found success in the return game to give them advantageous field position - assuming that the 49ers even made it to fourth down without turning the dadgum ball over!
The 49ers turned the ball over four times, which appears to be right around average for this squad throughout the season. Two fumbles, and two interceptions. When drives weren’t being killed by seven different sacks throughout the competition (ha!), they were being killed by handing the ball right over to opponent. Add in a failed fourth down conversion towards the end of the game, and it’s fairly apparent why this team was blown out in such an embarrassing fashion.
Both Matt Breida and Adrian Colbert left the game with unspecified, but clearly lower leg injuries. These injuries should be updated later today.
Maybe the only bright spot on the team was George Kittle, who had another productive game, which has been the story of his season. In fact, he was more or less the only productive member of the team, outside of kicker Robbie Gould. Kittle’s 98 receiving yards on Sunday put him over 500 for the season - which puts him on track for roughly 1200 yards assuming a 16 game campaign.
Kyle Shanahan plans on moving forward with CJ Beathard as QB | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area
49ers to reassess Matt Breida’s ankle before week 8 | Chan, NBC Sports Bay Area