The San Francisco 49ers stay unbeaten, moving to after their defense ruled the Los Angeles Rams at a 20-7??road triumph within their NFC West divisional rivals.
As the 49ers racked up 20 points the Rams scored on their opening possession of the game, Robert Woods operating in for touchdown, but had been held scoreless afterwards.
San Franciscos stellar defense was that the key to their victory – they held the Rams to only 165 total yards, sacked Jared Goff four times, forced a fumble, produced a crucial goal-line stand late in first half and pressured L.A. to turnover on downs three more times in the fourth quarter.
The game was tied at half-time, together with San Francisco suffering their miscues on offense – Jimmy Garoppolo throwing an interception down close to the goal line and Robbie Gould missing a field target – however, they romped clear in the next half.
L.A. returned of minus 12 yards on offense in the next quarter, although Garoppolo atoned for his earlier mistake by running at a one-yard touchdown following a Rams fumble on the opening play from scrimmage of the second halfof
Gould too eventually found his boots, firing through 25 and 34-yard chip shots to stretch San Franciscos lead, one which their defense determinedly clung to.
That narrative had seemed unlikely first in the competition as an astonishing all-run, seven-play push was capped by Woods with a touchdown – the first rushing touchdown San Franciscos stout defense have surrendered.
The Niners responded tying up things using a Tevin Coleman score. An offside penalty on Dante Folwer negated that Jimmy G with and play then found George Kittle to keep the chains moving, although the driveway had ended in precisely exactly the identical way San Francisco did, with a quarterback sack.
On their second possession, Garoppolo found Kittle for a 45-yard pass play – their longest of the season – when looking for his tight end again but he was intercepted by Marcus Peters from the endzone.
The Rams continued to struggle on offense but, with pinned the 49ers inside their own 10-yard lineup great place position was got by them after forcing a three and out.
Darrell Henderson broke a massive 22-yard run and unexpectedly L.A. looked primed for its go-ahead score, only for the 49ers defense to shut them down at the one-yard lineup – back-to-back Malcolm Brown runs on third and fourth down packaged.
Into the last 3 minutes of the first half, the 49ers managed to convert their very own fourth-and-one attempt, helping set a Gould 55-yard field goal try as time expired, but he followed his three championships in a weeks win over the Cleveland Browns using another.
The Rams got off to the second half, with Henderson failing to reel at Goffs pitch and fumbling on the first play from scrimmage, setting up Garoppolos rushing score.
L.A. looked like theyd caught a break when punting following the next three and out on offense. The Rams recovered after an ricochet of a 49ers player, however, the play was called back to get themovement punishment on Mike Thomas.
San Francisco couldnt find on crime for the rest of the contest, but did not need to. A conservative approach, leaning to the run game helped up two Gould discipline goals to stretch the lead.
Aaron Donald did force a strip sack of Garoppolo but the Rams failure to move against the swarming defense of San Francisco lasted up until the last whistle.
The Rams head outside beginning at the Atlanta Falcons and ending in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sandwiched in between is their Londonhome match against the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley in Week Eight.
The 49ers traveling east to Washington to take on the Redskins, who enrolled their first win of the year on Sunday by besting the still winless Miami Dolphins. San Francisco come home to host the Carolina Panthers in Week Eight.

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