11/28/20 INGLEWOOD, CA - The San Francisco 49ers came into So-Fi Stadium and stung the Los Angeles Rams 23-20, ending their four-game home winning streak. Turnover continues to hunt the Rams' quarterback Jared Goff and their offense.
Goff attempted 31 passes, completing 19 of them for 198-yards and two costly interceptions. The 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens completed 24 of his 35 passes for 252-yards and one interception.
The Rams' first turnover of the game came in the first quarter after Goff threw a pass to his running back Malcolm Brown, who fumbled on the play and was recovered by the 49ers' free-safety Jimmie Ward.
The 49ers were driving and threatening to score at the Rams' 27-yard line yard. The drive ended with a pass by Mullens that was intercepted by the Rams' strong-safety Jordan Fuller. Moments later, Matt Kay kicked a 48-yard field goal to give the Rams a 3-0 lead.
The Rams trail the 49ers 7-3 after the 49ers' running back Raheem Mostert scored on an 8-yard touchdown run, and Goff threw a pass to Robert Woods that was intercepted by Richard Sherman to close out the quarter. Goff must do better making decisions with the football.
In the third quarter, Goff threw his second interception of the game, after he was picked off by the 49ers' defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and ran into the endzone from 27-yards out to give the 49ers a 14-3 lead. Robbie Gould gave the 49ers a 17-3 lead after kicking a 46-yard field goal.
Gay would kick a 41-yard field goal that now had the Rams trailing 17-6. Aaron Donald made his presence felt after he stripped the ball from the 49ers' Mostert and Troy Hill scoop the ball up on the run to score on a 20-yard touchdown fumble recovery making the score 17-13.
Cam Akers, the rookie running back for the Rams gave their offense a big boost, after breaking free and gallop 61-yards the longest run on the day to the 49ers' seven-yard line to close out the third quarter.
The Rams got their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter after Akers' 1-yard touchdown run that made the score 20-17. Gould tied the game 20-20 for the 49ers after kicking a 44-yard field goal.
The 49ers would force the Rams to go three plays and out, giving the 49ers a chance to win the game. Mullens drove the 49ers down to the Rams' twenty-nine-yard line.
With four seconds left in the game, Gould kicked the game-winning field goal from 42-yards out that beat the Rams 23-20 at So-Fi Stadium. The Rams defense did their job, but too many turnovers and penalties were factors for the Rams losing to the 49ers.
During the post-game interviews, Goff talked about the 49ers' schemes on defense and if it bothered him or not during the game.
"No, I don't think so. They're all different. At the end of the day, they need to be eliminated. I don't think there's one thing that needs to stop it just needs to be a little bit smarter with the ball and better decision making. That's part of my job. I may be good at other parts of the job right now but that's the main part and that's something I need to be a lot better in."
The Rams head coach Sean McVay express his feelings about how well the defense played, but the turnovers are costing them games during the season, and they must do a better job of eliminating the turnovers.
"Each play, like I've talked about, is its own individual situation. But it might be keeping two hands on the ball or it might be understanding that if somebody is swimming around you that you can't just throw it away when you don't see where you're going, being able to trust your guys to be able to separate. But overall, anytime that you turn it over as many times as we did and he did, it just has to be better. He's capable of it, but we have to be able to get it done."
With the loss, the Rams record fell to (7-4), one game behind the Seattle Seahawks (7-3) in the NFC West, and the 49ers improve their record to (5-6). The Rams' next game will be in Arizona to take on the Cardinals (6-5), and the 49ers will host the Buffalo Bills (8-3). #larams #49ers #nfl #camakers #troyhill #nfcwest #profootball #tgsportstv1 #losangelesrams #sanfrancisco49ers