Grading 49ers’ offense, defense in hard-fought Week 2 win over Rams originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
INGLEWOOD — The Rams did not run away and hide from their star-studded intrastate NFC West rival as might have been expected.
The 49ers came on strong in the second half to secure a 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium.
It was exactly the type of game San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said he expected.
“Oh, yeah, we definitely did,” Shanahan said. “We watched the film from last week. That quarterback (Matthew Stafford) is still just as good as he’s always been, and so is Aaron Donald.
“They’re coached very well and have two good schemes.”
The 49ers were not perfect on offense or defense. But they won the turnover battle, and that allowed the 49ers to build a second-half lead.
Here are the grades from the 49ers’ Week 2 win over the Rams:
The 49ers got rushing touchdowns from three different players: a running back, wide receiver and quarterback.
Christian McCaffrey again led the way with 116 yards and a touchdown on 20 attempts. After his 152-yard performance in Week 1, it was the first time he’s hit 100 or more in back-to-back games with the 49ers.
Trent Williams, Aaron Banks and receiver Ronnie Bell provided key blocks on McCaffrey’s 14-yard scoring run.
Quarterback Brock Purdy had a huge play at the end of the first half when he scored on a quarterback sneak as time ran out. That pulled the 49ers into a 17-17 tie at halftime.
Deebo Samuel added 38 yards on five rushing attempts. He took a lateral from Brock Purdy and turned it into a fourth-quarter touchdown run of 11 yards.
Purdy missed three opportunities for big plays when he overshot deep pass attempts for Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings and Samuel.
Purdy made enough plays, however, to enable the 49ers to move down the field to score 30 points.
He completed 17 of 25 passes for 206 yards. Most important, Purdy did not commit…
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Publish date : 2023-09-18 04:35:37
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