49ers continue regular-season dominance over Rams, beat L.A. 31-14

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The 49ers entered Sunday’s game having defeated the Rams in every regular-season matchup since the start of the 2019 season.

The streak continues.

Led by a hat trick of touchdowns by running back Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco beat Los Angeles 31-14 on Sunday afternoon.

In just his second game with the 49ers, McCaffrey became the first player to record a passing, receiving, and rushing touchdown in the same game since Hall of Famer LaDanian Tomlinson in 2005.

McCaffrey put the first 49ers points on the board with a 34-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brandon Aiyuk early in the second quarter. He then made an impressive catch for a 9-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to put San Francisco up 17-14.

Then early in the fourth quarter, McCaffrey finished off the hat trick with a 1-yard touchdown run.

McCaffrey finished the game with 149 yards from scrimmage on 26 touches, clearly setting the pace for San Francisco’s offense.

But, according to the FOX broadcast, Jimmy Garoppolo had the highest completion percentage for a 49ers quarterback since Steve Young in 1997. He finished 21-of-25 passing for 235 yards with a pair of TDs. Playing without Deebo Samuel — who missed the game with an injured hamstring — Brandon Aiyuk led the team with six catches for 81 yards with a TD.

Tight end George Kittle had three receptions for 39 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown with 6:41 left that sealed the game.

The Rams started the game well and had a 14-10 lead at halftime. But the team didn’t score a point in the second half.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford finished 22-of-33 for 187 yards with a touchdown. Los Angeles couldn’t get anything going running the ball, managing just 56 yards on 21 carries.

Receiver Cooper Kupp had eight catches for 79 yards with a touchdown. But to add injury to insult, he went down with just over a minute left in the game with an apparent leg injury. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times noted Kupp was not walking with a limp as he walked from the field to the locker room after the game, but it will certainly be something to monitor for the Rams in Week Nine.

After the victory, the 4-4 49ers have a bye next week.

At a disappointing 3-4, the Rams will travel to Florida to face another struggling team in the 3-5 Buccaneers.

18 responses to “49ers continue regular-season dominance over Rams, beat L.A. 31-14

  1. Seriously, how do the Niners manage to beat the Rams in every game except the one that mattered most?

  2. The Rams are in cap hell after going all in for a SB. The Bills will be in the same situation in a few years.

  3. All worth it for their franchise since they won the Super Bowl last year but man do the Rams look old and lifeless this year.

    Makes you wonder how much Stafford has left in the tank.

  4. No better way to bounce back after two disappointing weeks than a hard fought win against a division rival.

    We’re getting glimpses of what this offense can look like with McCaffrey getting settled in. Once Deebo is back we’ll be running on all cylinders. The defense finally settled in but Ryans needs to instill that focus regardless if we have a lead.

    The bye week couldn’t come soon enough.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:

    October 30, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    The Rams are in cap hell after going all in for a SB. The Bills will be in the same situation in a few years
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    If it gets you a SB, who cares.

  6. Getting McCaffrey was an absolutely brilliant move by the 49ers. As for the Rams….how’s that whole “dynasty” working out? Gifted a Super Bowl by the refs, can’t get fans in the seats, owner is a crook (trying to get 31 other owners to pay – literally – for HIS move), and the future has been mortgaged. But at least Aaron “Steroid Poster Boy” Donald hasn’t choked anybody or swung helmets at anybody…yet.

  7. Looked like the 49er to Ram fan ratio was about 10 to 1 in favor of the 49ers. With the Rams stinking and all the front running fans bailing, I suspect this will be the norm.

  8. That was golden Era 49er football right there. Elite QB play, a dominant multipurpose RB, great route running sure handed WR, and excellent TE play. Even the O Line stepped up.

    Shout out to the Rams owner. What a nice billion dollar stadium you built for the 49ers down there. We appreciate you. Our home away from home.

  9. chue says:
    October 30, 2022 at 8:33 pm
    Getting McCaffrey was an absolutely brilliant move by the 49ers. As for the Rams….how’s that whole “dynasty” working out? Gifted a Super Bowl by the refs, can’t get fans in the seats, owner is a crook (trying to get 31 other owners to pay – literally – for HIS move), and the future has been mortgaged. But at least Aaron “Steroid Poster Boy” Donald hasn’t choked anybody or swung helmets at anybody…yet.
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    The only thing gifted was your win over GB last year and the Rams getting the opportunity to play Clara in the NFC Championship game and for Shanahan and JG to choke in the 4th quarter and send the Rams to the SB and a victory. Congrats on your regular season win. 20-17.

  10. 49ersfury says:
    October 30, 2022 at 9:02 pm
    That was golden Era 49er football right there. Elite QB play, a dominant multipurpose RB, great route running sure handed WR, and excellent TE play. Even the O Line stepped up.

    Shout out to the Rams owner. What a nice billion dollar stadium you built for the 49ers down there. We appreciate you. Our home away from home.
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    Congrats on your regular season win. Enjoy Santa Clara.

  11. 49ersfury says:
    October 30, 2022 at 9:02 pm
    That was golden Era 49er football right there. Elite QB play, a dominant multipurpose RB, great route running sure handed WR, and excellent TE play. Even the O Line stepped up.
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    Golden era? 1980’s? Clara last won a SB in 1995 when they played in Frisco….nearly 20 years ago. Golden era is right…Enjoy your dusty memories..You won’t be getting back any time soon.

  12. Stick a fork in the Rams. They mortgaged their future for last year and now their corpses are rotting.

  13. crackerjack59 says:
    October 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm
    To all who said that the McCaffrey Trade was stupid. Exhibit A!!

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    It’s one game, way too early for a post like this. Hopefully he stays healthy and if he does, the trade will work out for the Niners, for sure.

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