During the last three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have dominated the Los Angeles Rams. T
Jimmy Garoppolo was the quarterback for five of the triumphs. The 49ers are also undefeated in games started by Garoppolo, who joined the team from the New England Patriots in a trade-in in 2017.
In the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, the 49ers and the Rams will face each other for the first time since the teams’ current coaching staffs were put in place. This will be the first time in the rivalry’s history that the two teams have faced off in the postseason.
At Candlestick Park, the 49ers thrashed the Giants 30-3 in the NFC Championship Game. In Super Bowl XXIV, the 49ers thrashed the Denver Broncos 55-10.
The following is a breakdown of the last six meetings between the two teams:
49ers 27, Rams 24
The San Francisco 49ers’ season was in jeopardy at the time. They were in danger of missing out on a wild-card berth in the NFC playoffs if they didn’t win this game.
Everything was going the Rams’ way, to the point where McVay raced off the sidelines and into the end zone to celebrate the Rams’ 17-0 second-quarter score.
The decision to do that was ill-advised. The Rams’ trash-talking of 49ers tight end George Kittle was not an isolated incident.
During the week, Kittle used the term “body bag game” to describe the type of physical game he expected. His toe tags had been revealed to him by the Rams, who informed him that the 49ers would be the ones wearing them.
“We lose 17-0,” Kittle remarked afterward. My ears were filled with chirps from five men who said to me in my head: “Kittle, guys are going to put you [in] a [body bag]. When I saw the clock, I thought, “There’s a lot of time left, boys.” It was a wonderful body bag game, and I hope to see them again. “
Deebo Both Samuel’s touchdown runs and Jauan Jennings’ score passes were 16 and 24 yards long, respectively. With 26 seconds remaining in regulation, Garoppolo threw a 14-yard touchdown throw to Jennings, forcing a game-winning OT. First-year cornerback Ambry Thomas intercepted Matthew Stafford to seal the victory after Robbie Gould’s 24-yard field goal.
49ers 31, Rams 10
When the 49ers hosted the Rams in a prime-time Week 10 matchup, they were trailing 3-5 and appeared to be moving in the wrong direction.
An 18-play, 93-yard touchdown drive that lasted more than 11 minutes put the 49ers in control of the game right away.
After completing 15 of 19 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns, Garoppolo said, “I don’t want to say it took their spirit away, but it did something.”
Safety Both of Jimmie Ward’s interceptions of Stafford in the first quarter gave the 49ers an early 14-0 lead. The 49ers ran 44 times for 156 yards to dominate the contest.
49ers 23, Rams 20
The 49ers delivered the Rams their first setback in their new stadium on Robbie Gould’s 42-yard field goal as time expired. The game was played in front of no supporters because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nick Mullens, making the start in place of injured Garoppolo, passed for 256 yards and led two late drives resulting in tying and winning field goals. Deebo Samuel had a big day with 11 catches for 133 yards. The 49ers forced four takeaways, including Javon Kinlaw’s 27-yard interception return of a Jared Goff pass.
“It was the precise type of game that we were aiming for,” Shanahan said. “We (understood) we had to run the ball and do all the things we wanted to make it a grimy-type game.”
49ers 24, Rams 16
In 2020, Levi’s Stadium is scheduled to open on Sunday, October 18th.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Garoppolo threw for 268 yards and threw three touchdowns in a 21-6 first-half lead over the Seattle Seahawks.
Sammy, the 49ers’ fourth-quarter closer, was called upon to secure the victory. As expected, he familiarly ended the game. A shovel toss from Garoppolo to Samuel resulted in an 11-yard gain and a game-winning first down after the two-minute warning.
As Shanahan put it, “That last run that Deebo had was as impressive as a run that I’ve ever seen.”
49ers 34, Rams 31
Gould’s walk-off 33-yard field goal as time expired set up the 49ers’ 2019 NFC West-clinching victory against Seattle a week later.
It took the 49ers just 2:30 to go 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Garoppolo set up the winning points by completing two third-and-16 passes, one to Kendrick Bourne and the other to Emmanuel Sanders.
However, Garoppolo noted, “You don’t want to be in that situation,” but the way we converted, it was enormous.”
With one score and two interceptions, Garoppolo completed 16 of 27 throws for 248 yards and one touchdown.
49ers 20, Rams 7
October 13, 2019, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The 49ers’ defense dominated the rest of the game despite a 7-0 first-quarter deficit. The Rams’ offense tallied just 157 yards in the game. Goff was only able to complete 13 of his 24 attempts for a meager 78 yards in passing. It took him 30 yards to get sacked four times.
Neither of the Rams’ nine third-down attempts was successful. They had an 0-4 record on fourth down attempts
Robert Saleh, the 49ers’ ecstatic defensive coordinator, was caught on camera many times jubilantly cheering on the sidelines.
At times, Saleh admitted, “I’m not going to lie,” he said, “I blackout. Achievement and accomplishment inspire me. It’s like I’m right there in the midst of the action when they make major plays.”
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 243 yards and one interception on 24 of 33 attempts. Kittle had 103 receiving yards on eight receptions.