Los Angeles Rams 9 vs 24 San Francisco 49ers live: stats, scores and highlights | NFL Week 4
The San Fransico 49ers continued their regular season dominance over their division rival, the Los Angeles Rams, from Levi’s Stadium Monday Night. Jimmy Garoppolo passed for 239 yards and a touchdown in the 24-9 victory.
Seven straight regular season win for San Fran
It was a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl. The Niners won both regular season games between the two teams, but when LA and San Fransico met in the playoffs it was a different story.
Monday night’s win was the Niners seventh straight regular season victory over the Los Angeles Rams as the defense contained Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp.
It's no secret that the Rams are a bit thin at the wide receiver position, and it was never more evident than against San Francisco’s defense. Stafford completed 32 passes, 14 of those were to Kupp who set a career high for receptions in a game, and 10 were caught by Tyler Higbee.
The Niners defense was able to keep the Rams out of the end zone the entire night, as LA entered the red zone three times and had to settle for three field goals. On top of holding the Rams to single digits they sacked Stafford seven times throughout the night as they never allowed the LA QB to get comfortable in the pocket.
Samuel and Jimmy G bring offense to life
Garoppolo came out of the gate firing on a night in which he silenced a lot of the doubters and critics that were chirping after San Fransico’s loss to Denver last week.
The Niners gunslinger led an opening possession drive that was finished off by a Jeff Wilson Jr. 32 yard touchdown run to put the home side up 7-3.
In the second quarter, up by one after an LA field goal, Deebo Samuel showed exactly why the Niners paid big bucks to keep their super star play maker with a jaw dropping 52 yard catch and run for touchdown to extend the lead to 14-6 going into the halftime break.
Hufanga ends night in fashion
It seemed as though the Niners were dominating the game, but the Rams remained with in striking distance until the fourth quarter. Kyle Shanahan’s side matched an LA field goal in the third quarter on the second play of the final quarter to take a 17-9 lead.
Mid way through the fourth quarter, Matt Stafford had the Rams offense marching down the field, but the drive came to a crashing halt when Talanoa Hufanga jumped a WR screen and made the game clinching 52 yard pick six to put the Niners up two scores with 6:27 to go in the game.
Garoppolo was under fire for much of the week after his team scored just 10 points in Denver last week, but Jimmy G did not have a preseason and is just starting to get into game shape. Monday night’s game was just a glimpse of a quarterback that is starting to find his feet. He went 16/27 for 239 yards and a touchdown and Deebo Samuel had six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Stafford three for 254 yards but was done no favors by his offensive line who allowed pressure on their quarterback all night.
The Niners will now head east to take on the Carolina Panthers looking to push their record above .500 while the Rams will hope to rebound next week when they host the Dallas Cowboys.
The Niners kept the Rams out of the end zone the entire night and in the 4th quarter, Hufanga put the nail in the offin with this pick six that caused an eruption at Levis Stadium.
Deebo Samuel with one of the plays of the year. The Catch was good enough, but the run was spectacular
Wilson broke the run up the middle for 32 yards for the game's first TD. He ended the game with 18 carries for 74 yards.
IT'S ALL OVER!!! THE NINERS CONTINUE THEIR REGULAR SEASON DOMINANCE OVER THE RAMS!
SF WINS 24-9 TO CLOSE OUT MONDAY NIGHT.
The Niners are stopped on third down and will punt with under a minute to go.
Very fitting ending to the Monday Night game that was dominated by the Niners defense. Six sacks for San Fran tonight who had Stafford under constant pressure.
Wilson with a couple short runs on firs and second down, and the Rams take a couple timeouts.
3rd and 10 from the SF 15 coming up.
The Niners force a fumble after getting to Stafford yet again. Ebukam got to Stafford and strip sack, Hyder recovered it and that will do it from Levi Stadium.
SF ball with 1:44 to go in the fourth.
Stafford incomplete on a pass to Robinson in the endzone, and on second down Ward should have take Stafford's pass back for 6 but he dropped it!!! The Rams still have life going into the Two Minute Warning.
Stafford steps up in the pocket and finds Kupp over the middle to keep the drive alive.
1st and 10 from the SF 24 after the 13 yard gain.
Stafford was sacked on 2nd and 10 and after an 8 yard pass to Higbee the Rams will have 4th and 10 to keep hopes alive.
Timeout LA with 2:30 to go in the game.
Stafford finds Skowronek on the right sideline for 17 yards.
1st and 10 from the SF 37.
Stafford over the middle to Blanton and that is good for 7 yards to bring up 3rd and 3 from the LA 46.
Stafford going deep to Robinson but he overthrows his WR.
2nd and 10 coming p with 5:00 to go in the fourth.
Henderson up the middle for a four yard gain to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 39.
Stafford to Robinson for a gain of 5 yards on first down and then Higbee gets 4 yards on second down.
3rd and 1 coming up for the Rams.
The Rams take over from the 26 yard line needing points in a hurry.
PICK SIX NINERS!!!
Hufanga jumped on the pass to the flat and he takes it to the house on a 52 yard pick six!!!
Game. Set. Match. The Niners lead 24-9 with 6:27 to go in the fourth quarter.
Kupp over the middle for a 5 yard reception and that will move the chains.
1st and 10 from the SF 44
Stafford goes back to Higbee on the out route and that' good for a gain of 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the SF 49.
Stafford looking for Higbee and that goes for 10 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 45.
The Rams start their drvie from the 33 and Hendereson gets the hand off on first down and pick up two.
2nd and 8 from the 35.
GOULD MISSES THE 42 YARD FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT!!!
The Rams are still in this game down only 8 with 8:42 to go
Aiyuk on a short pass in the flat picks up 6 yards and the Rams hold the Niners to a field goal try.
Pass from Garoppolo goes flying past Kittle as those two weren't on the same page.
3rd and 11 coming up.
Wilson dropped in the backfeild a for a loss of one after Donald broke through the line.
2nd and 12 from the LA 30.
Samuel on the WR screen on a conservative call that goes for a big play for 29 yards down the field.
1st and 10 from the after another huge play from Samuel.
Kittle picks up 4 on a short pass and the Niners will be facing 3rd and long from the SF 42.
Samuel gets five yards on the run, but it's coming back aftter a holding call on Brendel.
2nd and 17 after the penalty.
Wilson running left and picks up 3 yards on first down.
2nd and 7 from the SF 48.
McCloud on the return and he almost took it to the house. That was a 22 yard return and Dixon the punter had to intervene to save the TD.
1st and 10 from the SF 45.
Stafford going to Kupp and the pass was a little high for the WR. He got his hands to it but it was always going to be a tough catch.
The Rams go three and out and will give the ball right back to San Fran.
Screen pass to Henderson gets 2 yards maybe and the Rams have 3rd and 10 from inside their 20 yard line.
Akers run up the middle is blown up for a loss of 2 yards.
2nd and 8 from the LA 19.
The Rans get the ball fromt he 21 yard line after a 16 yard return.
LA is down 8 with 1st and 10 from the 21 with 14:47 to go in the game.
FIELD GOAL SAN FRAN!!!
The Niners elect to kick the field goal despite being at the one yard line. Gould knocks home the 25 yard field goal and the Niners lead is back to nine.
Going for it was tempting, no doubt, but that's the right decsion from Shanahan who knows his defense has been playing at a world class level tonight.
Kittle made the catch at the back of the endzone after an incredible throw from Garoppolo, but Kittle couldn't get his second foot down.
4th and Goal coming up from the 1.
Wilson gets the hand off and Wagner pops him at the line of scrimmage.
We are at the end of the third quarter and the Niners will have 3rd and Goal after the break.
Samuel makes the catch and dishes out some punishment on his way to the one yard line.
2nd and Goal from the 1.
Juszczyk getting the hand off out of the backfield and he picks up 9 yards to move the chains.
1st and Goal at the LA 8.
Wilson with thtre straight runs and he picks up 21 yards to move the Niners into the red zone.
2nd and 2 from the LA 17.
Aiyuk distracted everyone on the slant pattern, and Juszczyk was wide open on the short pass to the right sideline. He took it 35 yards up the field on his first catch of the game.
1st and 10 from teh LA 38.
McCloud takes it out of the endzone and gets to the 25 yard line, but fumbled! Fortunatley for the Niners he was able to recover the loose ball.
FIELD GOAL RAMS!!!
For the third time tonight, the Rams get into the red zone but it's Gay putting points on the board. This time he hits from 26 yards.
San Fran are still in the elad 14-9 with 4:25 to go in the third quarter.
Stafford should have been picked by Gibson as the pass to Higbee was well behind the TE. The Rams are lucky to get a field goal attempt after that throw from Stafford.
Ward with a fantastic defensive play on the lob to Robinson.
3rdf and Goal coming up
Stafford looking to Higbee but Stafford left it behind his big tight end on the crossing route. .
2nd and Goal from the 7.
Kkupp on the WR screen, wiggles through a couple defenders and picks up 14 yards to move the chains on second and long.
1st and Goal from the 7.
Akers eaten up in the back field after the pitch to the left side and it was Greenlaw saw it coming from a mile away.
2nd and 13 from the SF 21.
Stafford looking for Akers out of the back field, but the pass is incomplete. A flag flies and the Niners are penalized for illegal contact.
1st and 10 from the SF 18.
Stafford dancing around the pocket but goes down before the line of scrimmage and that will count as the 5th sack of the game for SF.
2nd and 11 from the SF 23.
Akers up the middle for 4 yards and that moves the chains to keep the LA drive alive.
1st and 10 from the SF 22.
Stafford finds Robinson on the short out route, but it goes for just a yard.
4th and 1 coming up and the Rams will go for it.
Kupp over the middle for a gain of 7 yards.
3rd and 3 from the SF 27.
Stafford over shoots Higbee on the short pass to the right side.
2nd and 10 from the Sf 35
Henderson picks up three yards on first down to move into SF territory, and then Stafford hits Higbee for a 12 yard gainer to move the chains. Stafford is 4/4 on this drive.
1st and 10 from the SF 35.
Stafford over the middle to Skowronekfor a gain of 16 yards.
1st and 10 from the 50 yard line.
Kupp wide open after the Niners show blitz and that goes for 12 yard to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the LA 34
LA start their first drive of the second half from their 18 yard line and Stafford finds Kupp on first down for a 4 yard gain.
2nd and 6 from the LA 22.
Short pass at the line of scrimmage to Samuel but he is stopped for no gain.
4th and 5 and the Niners will punt after pick up just one first down on their opening drive of the second half.
It feels like the Niners are in control of this game, but they are only up by 8.
Wilson up the middle for a gain of 5 yards and San Fran will have 3rd and 5 from the LA 49
Garoppolo breaks out of a tackle in the backfield and gets rid of the ball looking for Dwelley, but it's broken up by Haley.
2nd and 10 form the 46 coming up.
First target to Kittle goes for 20 yards over the middle and the Niners have 1st and 10 from the SF 46.
Wilson gets the opening hand of of the second half and he picks up a yard.
2nd and 9 from the 26
WE ARE BACK IN ACTION FROM LEVI STADIUM!!
The Niners get the ball form the 25 to start the third quarter.
This is what seperates Deebo from everyone else in the league. He makes the great catch and then takes it to the house for 57 yards. Running backs dont make catches like that, and WRs don't break tackles like tha. He is one of a kind;
LA first half stats
Matthew Stafford is 13/19 for 97 yards.
Kupp and Higgbee have 12 of the 13 catches, Kupp leads the team with 7 receptions and 58 yards.
The Rams have yet to punch it in the end zone after two trips to the red zone.
SF first half stats
Jimmy Garoppolo started the game 5/6, he is now 9/17 for 138 yards and a TD.
Wilson broke into the endzone on a 32 yard TD run he's got 44 yards on the ground tonight.
Debebo Samuel has 79 yards and a TD through two quarters.
Both teams scored on their opening drives, but then the offenses came to s half until Deebo Samuel broke the 57 yard TD to put the Niners up 8 points.
The Niners drive comes to nothing and the first half comes to a close with the Niners up 14-6.
McCloud takes the punt return back 12 yards to the SF 31 and the Niners will have 31 seconds to try to get some points before half.
STAFFORD SACKED FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT PLAY!!!
Lenoir got to Stafford and dropped him for 9 yards, and the Niners take a timeout with 41 seconds to go before the 4th down punt
Stafford is dropped for the third time, It was Omenihu who dropped the QB for a loss of 11.
3rd and 13 coming up for LA.
Stafford to Kupp for an 8 yard gain and it's all Stafford and Kupp for LA tonight.
2nd and 2 coming up from the 41.
Kupp stops right at the marker turns and makes the catch for the 7 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the LA 33
Henderson gets the handoff up the middle and picks up 5 to bring up 3rd and 5 after the Two Minute Warning.
Stafford was ucky not to be picked off on first down after the pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage.
2nd and 10 from the LA 21.
Deebo doing Deebo things. What a catch, but then the run after the catch will make this a career highlight on an already long reel for Samuel.
Samuel made a fantasitc catch just to drag down the high pass broke a tackle, busted the run to the inside and just kept going. He had one man to beat and danced around him for the 52 yard TD catch and run.
Quick hit TD on a 6 play drive to put the Niners up 14-6.
Wilson dragged down by Donald after a gain of one and the Niners face 3rd and 3 from the SF 43.
Wilson gets the toss to the left and he gets six yards on first down.
2nd and 4 for the SF 42.
Garoppolo sees some space and steps up in the pocket and takes it over the marker for a 3 yard run.
1st and 10 from the SF 36
Wilson barreling his was through the pile for 3 yards.
3rd and 2 from the SF 33
Aiyuk gets a short pass to the right side and that's good for a five yard gain on first down.
2nd and 5 from the 30
The Niners got an opening drive TD, but since then have not been able to move the ball.
They get the ball back rom the 25 after the touchback.
FIELD GOAL RAMS!!!
Gay for the second time tonight, this time from 29 yards out and the Rams are within a point of the Niners.
SF lead LA 7-6 with 6:22 to go in the second quarter.
Stafford looking for Kupp in the end zone but the timing wasn't there as the ball came before Kupp could turn and find the ball.
Another red zone field goal attempt coming up.
Stafford over the middle to Skowronek, but it's imcomplete and 3rd and goal is coming up.
Short pass to Kupp, but the Niners sniff it out and drop him for a loss of 2.
2nd and Goal from the 11
Powell on the misdirection hand off and he picks up 11 yards on a run through the middle of the defense.
1st and Goal from the 9.
Kupp tapping his toes on the left sideline as Stafford hits him on the out route for 18 yards.
1st and 10 from the SF 20.
Stafford backing up with pressure in his face and he lobs one over the defense into the hands of Higbee and he gets 7 yards to move the chains on the improve screen pass.
1st and 10 from the SF 38.
Akers running right and he picks up 6 yards to get into the Niners territory.
2nd and 4 from the SF 45
The Niners give the Rams their first first down since the opening possession with an encroachment penalty.
1st and 10 from the LA 49
Stafford on the QB sneak on 2nd and short, but he's stopped short of the marker. 3rd and short coming up.
Stafford to Higbee on the quick hitter and that goes for 7 yards on first down.
2nd and 3 from the LA 42.
Garoppolo looking for Jennings on third down again, but this time Jimmy G over throws his receiver.
The Niners go three and out this time and the Rams get the ball back at their 35 after the punt with 11:30 to go in the half.
Garoppolo's pass to McCloud is tipped by Ramsey at the line and the Niners escape danger as that deflection could have landed anywhere.
3rd and 10 coming up.
Garoppolo had Woerner down the left side, but had to turn mid route and couldn't make the adjustment and the catch.
2nd and 10 coming up.
Stafford got great protection on third down, but great coverage down field forces the Rams into a three and out for the second straight possession.
SF get the ball back from the SF 22 yard line with 11:51 to go in the second quarter.
LA's center Shelton limped off the field last possession and has been ruled out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury.
LA will take over from the 20 after the punt is defelected into the back of the endzone by a 49ers.
Jennings had the pass jarred out of his grasp and the Niners will punt the ball on 4th and 6 around midfield.
Wilson runs to the left and gets two yards and the Niners are looking a 3rd and 6. They are 2/2 on third down so far tonight.
Wilson is wrapped up after a gain of two yards.
2nd and 8 coming up from the LA 45.
On the first play of the second half Aiyuk gets the WR screen to the right side and picks up 11 yards for a first down in LA territory.
1st and 10 from the LA 47
Both QBs have just one incompletion after the first quarter. Jimmy G is 5/6 for 59 yards whle Stafford is 7/8 for 52 yards, but has been sacked twice which ended both of the Rams' first two drives.
Samuel gets the ball again this time on the hand off and picks up just a yard.
That will bring us to the end of the first quarter from Levi Stadium. Niners lead 7-3 after 15 minutes.
Garoppolo looking for Samuel on crossing route going from left to right and that's good for a gain of 15.
1st and 10 from the 40.
Bosa teeing off on Stafford and the second straight Rams drive comes to an end on a Stafford sack on the QB.
LA will punt and Levi Stadium is buzzing after forcing the Rams into their first three and out.
Screen pass to Akers is incomplete and that's the first incompletion for Stafford tonight.
3rd and coming up.
Akers picks up just one on first down. LA is trying to incorporate the run game early but SF is keeping them in check.
LA will get the ball back at the 25 down by four with under three to go in the first quarter.
Wilson takes it right up the gut and bursts through the heart of the defense for a 32 yard run for the opening touchdown of the game.
Niners lead 7-3 with 2:46 to go in the first quarter.
Garoppolo going back to Jennings on 3rd down and that goes for 12 yard and the Niners are moving the ball with ease deeper into LA territory.
1st and 10 from the LA 32.
SF have to take a timeout before the play clock expires. The Niners are driving with 3:38 to go in the first quarter.
Samuel makes the catch in the flat on the left sideline and gets 7 yards to make it 3rd and manageable.
3rd and 4 fromt he LA 43.
Pitch to the left to Wilson, and he is stuffed for a two yard loss by Donald who blew that play up from the start.
2nd and 12 from the SF 49
Garoppolo over the middle to Jennigs. They needed nine, they got 10 to move the chains into LA territory.
1st and 10 from the LA 49
Jimmy G under fire by Donald and he had to get rid of it just to avoid the sack.
3rd and 9 coming up fro the SF 41
Samuel out of the backfield and he picks up a yard on the run out of the shot gun.
2nd and 9 from the SF 41.
Here comes Jimmy G and the Niners starting their opening possession from the 25.
Garoppolo finds Aiyuk on the slant for a gain of 15 on the first play from scrimmage.
FIELD GOAL RAMS!!!
Gay hits the 39 yard field goal to put the Rams on the board first after a long drive is stopped short.
Rams lead 3-0 with 6:48 to go in the first quarter.
Henderson picks up 7 yards, but will be well short of the marker.
The Rams drove right down the field but as soon as they got inside the 20 a false start and a sack ended their drive.
Stafford on the play fake and Ebukam coming off the edge gets a clear path to Stafford for a 10 yard sack.
3rd and 19 from the SF 28
Screen pass to Henderson out of the backfield for a gain of 6 yards and it's 2nd and 9
First mistake for the Rams offense that has been perfect as Noteboom is flagged for a false start.
1st and 15 from the SF 24
Akers picks up a yard on second down and then Stafford goes back to Higbee for a gain of 7 on 3rd and 5.
1st and 10 from the 19 as the Rams get into the red zone for the first time today.
Higbee makes the catch running towards the right sideline for a 4 yard chunk. The ball came out but he was ruled down by contact.
2nd and 6 from the SF 27
Kupp on the WR screen in the flat and that goes for 10. He's got 3 catches already.
1st and 10 from the SF 31.
Stafford escaping the pressure and tucks it for a gain of 4 yards.
2nd and 6 from the SF 41.
Stafford over the middle on third down and he finds Kupp for 10 yards and another first down.
1st and 10 from the SF 45.
Higbee over the middle for a eight yard pick up and LA is looking at 3rd and short for the first time tonight.
3rd and 1 from the 45.
Ackers gets his second hand off but is stuffed after a gain of one.
2nd and 9 from the LA 37
Stafford hits Kupp for the first time tonight on the out route to the sideline for a 7 yard pick up and a first down.
1st and 10 from the LA 36
Ackers gets the first hand off of the night and picks up four yards.
2nd and 6 coming up.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM SAN FRAN!!!
The Niners won the toss and differed, so the Rams will take the field first, starting from the 25 after the touchback.
The Niners may be 1-2 but they come into tonight as two point favorites with the Over/Under is set at 42.
The Niners have had the Rams number in the regular season and I think they continue tonight. Jimmy G and the offense will finally wake up tonight and the game should go over 42.
Garoppolo looking to find his Rhythm
Jimmy G took over the starting duties after Trey Lance suffered an ankle injury in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He went 13/21 for 154 yards in relief of the Niners QB1, and had 211 yards one TD and one INT in the game against the Broncos last week.
Stafford leading league, in INTs
Matthew Stafford is averaging more than 250 yards of offense through three games, but his TD to INT ratio is among the worst in the league. He has just four TDs and five INT which is tied for the most in the NFL. The Rams need someone to help Cooper Kupp on the receiving corp. Tight end Tyler Higbee has been Stafford’s number two, but only Ben Skowronek has over 100 yards receiving yards out side of those two.
Last year's match up
The Niners got the best of the the Rams in both regular season games. San Fran blew out LA 31-10 in the first game of the season, and then went to Sofi Stadium and bested the Rams in overtime with a Robbie Gould field goal to seal the 27-24 win. The Niners had a chance to get a third win of the season over LA in the Conference Championship, but gave up 13 points in the fourth quarter and Matthew Stafford and the Rams punched their ticket to the Super Bowl. It was LA’s first time beating the Niners in six tries. Before the NFC Championship they hadn’t beat San Fran since December of 2018.
Jimmy G in the spotlight tonight
The Niners are back home return home after their second road trip of the season, and all eyes will be on Jimmy Garoppolo to get the offense going out of the gate tonight in front of the home fans.
Lights, camera, action in San Fran
The Rams know Levi Stadium well. They have lost their last three regular season matches under the Niners roof, and Matthew Stafford will be looking to change the tide tonight for Los Angeles as they look to stay at the top of the NFC West.
Niners last game
San Francisco comes in to tonight hoping to forget about a pitiful offensive performance against the Denver Broncos last week. The Niners took a touchdown lead on their second possession of the game when Jimmy Garoppolo found Brandon Aiyuk for the night’s first touchdown, and the the Niners offensive shut down. After the TD they wouldn’t put a drive together of more than five plays the entire night. The defense did their part, keeping Denver to just 11 points and 261 total yards, but the SF had an interception and a fumble on their final two drive and lost 11-10 to drop to 1-2.
Los Angeles last week
The Rams might be 2-1 coming into tonight’ but they have been far from convincing up until this points. They got crushed by the Bills on opening night, and then barley edged out the Falcons in Week 2. Last week The Rams jumped out to a 13 points lead and held their divisional opponents off the rest of the way. Matthew Stafford had 249 yards, and the running game scored both touchdowns in the 20-12 win to keep the Rams at the top of the NFC West.
We are live from Levi Stadium
Hello everyone and welcome to San Francisco where we have a showdown between two teams who need no introduction. The Rams and the Niners met three ties last year, and while San Fran won the season series, the Rams won the game that mattered. Last time these two franchises met was in the NFC Championship and the Rams earned their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 home win.
Rams vs. Niners live
It’s a battle of NFC West heavyweights to close Week 4 on Monday Night Football as the San Francisco 49ers host the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams tonight from Levi Stadium. AS English will be with you all night with live coverage, stats, analysis and highlight of tonight’s primetime matchup from the Bay Area.