The Los Angeles Rams returned home to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the divisional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. Coming off a two-game losing skid, the Rams needed a win to stay competitive within the NFC West division. But that is a little easier said than done.
The 49ers surrendered good field position to the Rams after a quick three-and-out. Malcolm Brown led the way downfield, but it was Robert Woods that ran it in for an 8-yard touchdown. The 49ers were able to march downfield and tie the game at seven with a Tevin Coleman 2-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo surrendered an interception to Marcus Peters in their own end zone. Nothing came of it though, as the Rams were feeling the loss of Joseph Noteboom on the offensive line. The Rams attempted to score on fourth and goal, but Brown was stopped on a goal line stand with 3:14 left before halftime. This defensive brawl kept the game tied at seven entering halftime after Robbie Gould missed a 55-yard field goal.
The Rams started the second-half with miscommunication as the hand-off to rookie running back Darrell Henderson was fumbled. Arik Armstead recovered the ball on the Rams’ 17-yardline. The 49ers took advantage of the turnover and scored on a QB sneak by Garoppolo. The Niners take the lead, 14-7. The 49ers increased the score to 17-7 on a 25-yard Gould chip shot.
The 49ers offense continued to control the ball by slowly driving down the field. Gould hit a 34-yard field goal to make the score 20-7. Going 0-4 on fourth down conversions eliminated the Rams’ hopes of winning the game. Pairing that with the undisciplined penalties, and the Rams simply were offensive non-factors in this game.
The Los Angeles Rams will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in Week 7. Kickoff begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX.