After scoring on their first drive, the Rams gained -6 yards on their next six plays to go three-and-out. After a 49er punt where Charlier Woerner was wide open but couldn’t haul in a pass, and Jimmy Garoppolo airmailed a third-down throw to Jauan Jennings, the Rams had their second double-digit play drive. Thankfully, the defense held them to a field goal.
Emmanuel Moseley tackled Cooper Kupp 1-on-1, a Rams’ wideout got scared going over the middle, and Fred Warner put the clamps on Kupp on a third-down pass. That made the score 7-3.
Then, Deebo happened. On what looked like a near pick-six, Samuel elevated to catch a pass, broke a few tackles, and outran the defense for a 57-yard touchdown. That was on 3rd & 3. The highlight play gave the Niners a 14-6 lead.
The Rams had an opportunity to move the ball toward the end of the half, but a sack by Charles Omenihu and Deommodore Lenoir killed any hopes for Los Angeles to add points before the half.
Heading into the third quarter, it’s 14-6, Niners.