49ers score on final play to beat Rams 23-20 and sweep season series

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The Rams scored 17 consecutive points in the second half and seemed to have grabbed control. The 49ers, though, weren’t finished — just as their season isn’t finished.

49ers kicker Robbie Gould kicked two field goals in the final 3:11 as San Francisco upset the Rams 23-20. The 49ers swept the season series, winning the first meeting 24-16 on Oct. 18.

The Rams fell to 7-4 on a day the Cardinals also lost to fall to 6-5. The Seahawks, who are 7-3 and now alone in first place in the NFC West, play the Eagles on Monday night. The 49ers are 5-6 after winning a fourth consecutive game against the Rams.

Gould kicked a 44-yarder with 3:11 left to tie the game. The Rams punted after only 19 yards on the next possession, and the 49ers got Gould in position for the game-winner. He kicked a 42-yarder on the final play after Jalen Ramsey jumped offsides to get him 5 yards closer.

The 49ers went for it on fourth-and-one on the Rams 39 with 35 seconds left, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk gained 2 yards. That allowed the 49ers to move closer and eat up the remaining time.

The teams combined for 14 punts and seven turnovers. Both teams scored defensive touchdowns, with 49ers rookie Javon Kinlaw scoring on a 27-yard interception return and Rams cornerback Troy Hill returned a fumble forced by Aaron Donald 20 yards for a touchdown.

Donald had five tackles, a sack, four quarterback hits, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.

Jared Goff, though, had three of the Rams’ four turnovers. Kinlaw and Richard Sherman had interceptions of Goff, and Goff lost a fumble that Jimmie Ward forced and Kerry Hyder recovered. Malcolm Brown also lost a fumble.

Nick Mullens threw an interception and 49ers running backs Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert each lost a fumble.

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel set career highs in receptions and yards with 11 catches for 134 yards.

Mullens was 24-of-35 for 253 yards and the one pick, while Goff was 19-of-31 for 198 yards and the two picks.

Cam Akers had nine carries for 84 yards and a touchdown for the Rams.

21 responses to “49ers score on final play to beat Rams 23-20 and sweep season series

  1. Honestly, Jared Goff has cost the Rams at least two wins this season with his turnovers. Now has 10 in the last four games.

    After 2022 they can get out of that contract, so something for Ram fans to look forward too, I guess.

  2. Goff grew up in Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Every time he plays the 49ers he crumbles. They are definitely in his head.

  3. I’m going to need a mental health assessment tomorrow after cheering for both the 49’ers and Patriots today.

  4. Here i was thinking tank for a better draft because of all the injuries and covid inactives… And then here come the rams f’n everything up! Seriously, SF HAS to win out now. Hope jimmy G is 100% when he returns.(next week?)

  5. dangerruss1919 says:
    November 29, 2020 at 7:51 pm
    I’m going to need a mental health assessment tomorrow after cheering for both the 49’ers and Patriots today.


    Don’t get too giddy about the Niners win…. the Eagles might be a little tougher to beat then the experts are saying…. if they upset the Hawks SF is only two games back

    Niners are far from from dead in the NFC West, they still have games left with AZ and Seattle, and with any luck Kittle, Aiyuk, Richburg, Garland and Jimmy will all be back for those contests.

  6. Don’t be surprised by the Rams performance. If you eliminate the four victories over the NFC East (all teams with losing records) the Rams are only 3-4. They are two and two against teams with winning records. I could see them losing at Arizona and at Seattle and New England at home. This is an inconsistent team at best and will be hard pressed to make the playoffs.

  7. ctiggs says:
    November 29, 2020 at 7:52 pm
    We absolutely OWN the lambs. And we lol. #goniners #nobodyhasitbetter

    15 16 Rate This
    I agree with your comment, however saying nobody has it better might be a little much on the homer side.

  8. seahawks fans collectively rejoicing with a Rams, Cards, and Bucs loss.
    A win gives them sole possession of first in the NFC West

  9. Jared Goff finish the game with a QBR of 10.1, That would be pretty much the equivalent of me behind my Keyboard. As long as he is the QB for that team the only RING they are seeing is in a Cereal Box.

  10. Really sad that this state or the art NFL stadium, in this climate has artificial turf. Wonder when the NFLPA will ban this crap

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