Aside from quarterback and running back, the 49ers starters will be intact for at least a quarter. Sam Darnold and Elijah Mitchell will get their first starts of the season. The same applies to Logan Ryan and Tayler Hawkins at safety.
There were a couple of last-minute changes. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw is out with Achilles tendonitis. Tight end George Kittle has back spasms, so he won’t play.
The 49ers have won nine straight regular-season games against the Rams and are looking to continue that streak today. The care meter isn’t high in this one, but the starters should get enough work since they have this next week off.
Here’s to getting out of this game healthy on both sides and a potential rematch two weeks from now.