How the 49ers did this we may never know, but Jimmy Garoppolo delivered in the clutch (again) and the 49ers made the field goal. It’s 34-31, 49ers. The Rams are eliminated from playoff contention and it all rides on next week.
Oh my holy hell
As we thought the defense couldn’t get off the field and the Rams have made a field goal. It’s tied 31-31.
Jimmy Garoppolo finally moved for once and rolled out to hit George Kittle for the touchdown the 49ers have the lead, but there is plenty of time on the clock. 31-24, 49ers.
Back and forth, a D.J. Reed penalty on interfering with the catch, and some more bad defense and the Rams score again. 28-24, Rams
We are into the 2nd half and in just 11 seconds, Jimmy Garoppolo threw another pick. Luckily the 49ers defense clamped down and an intentional grounding call pushed the Rams back to miss the field goal.
Offense back on the field.
Pick Six Alert
Fred Warner. That is all. When Robert Saleh can’t call a game, the young stud linebacker can take it in spite of crummy coaching. 24-21, 49ers. The the 49ers get the ball back at half.
I think there can’t be anymore games where the offense and defense are both good. The 49ers put together the most old school west coast offense drive I’ve seen in awhile with a gazillion passes and then a Raheem Mostert run up to get it to 21-17.
The 49ers have a defense, though I don’t see it. The Rams again marched down the field and scored via Todd Gurly touchdown. 21-10, Rams.
Hey Saleh, you know batting down passes isn’t against the rules, right? You know you can coach that, right?
About [site-decorum] time! The 49ers put together a very nice drive and answered all this Rams dominance with some creative playcalling and one Deebo Samuel:
Someone wake Robert Saleh up. The Rams converted a 3rd and long (thanks to the Refs not calling holding for the 90th time) and marched down to the field. Thanks to a garbage, but somewhat understandable call of Marcell Harris hitting Jared Goff late, the Rams handed the ball to Gurley and he’s in the endzone. 14-3, Rams.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw it right into Jalen Ramsey’s hands. Isn’t this fun?
Richie James long return couldn’t be converted into six, as the 49ers offense settled for a 26-yard field goal. It’s 7-3, Rams
Well that didn’t take long. Jared Goff went like, 6-6 and marched down on the Rams first possesion (and the first drive of the series).
Richie James managed to return it to the Rams 20-yard line and the 49ers are in business though. It’s 7-0, Rams. For now.
Two more games to go and two more games that the San Francisco 49ers must win. They return to Levi’s Stadium to host the Los Angeles Rams in a mini-gauntlet that will determine playoff positioning. Are these Super Bowl-worthy 49ers? We’ll see, because no one wants to see them lose two games and/or go on the road. This will be an evening game with a 05:15 PM start time. Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game with Charles Davis on color
The 49ers dropped a game to the Atlanta Falcons that they came out flat. Given the difference in coaching and talent, the 49ers should have won the game. Regardless it makes little room for error. The 49ers were heavily injured on defense last week but they should be getting a ton of starters back. The sad part is the loss of center Weston Richburg on offense hurt protection as Jimmy Garoppolo was running for his life.
The Rams have been having quite a resurgence since the trade for Jalen Ramsey. They are still in the playoff hunt, though they have a very very low chance of getting in. They are all but done except in odds name only. If last week was the Falcons’ Super Bowl, the same can be said this week for the Rams
The 49ers will be without defensive end Dee Ford, safety Jaquiski Tartt, and defensive tackle Jullian Taylor. Guard Mike Person is questionable
The Rams will be without cornerback Troy Hill. Kicker Greg Zuerlein is questionable.
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Saturday, December 21, 05:15 P.M., PT
TV channel: NFL Network
Online streaming: fuboTV,
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: 49ers lead series 70-67-3
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt,Charles Davis
Enemy blog: Turf Show Times
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8 31-17 WIN Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15 41-17 WIN Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22, 24-20 WIN Week 4: Bye week Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7 31-3, WIN Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13 20-1 WIN Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20 9-0 WIN Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27 51-13 WIN Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals , 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31 28-25 WIN Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11 27-24 LOSS Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17 36-26 WIN Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24 37-8 WIN Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1 20-17 LOSS Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8 48-46 WIN Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15 29-22 LOSS
Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday, December 21
Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 29