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49ers Beat Rams in Balanced Attack; Giants Next

James Patrick

Christian McCaffrey had another excellent game in the 49ers 30-23 win in Los Angeles.Photo byAP Photo/Gregory Bull

The San Francisco 49ers and their fans took over SoFi stadium in Los Angeles and took care of the Rams 30-23. People seemed to be more about talking about how the last play of the game affected the gamblers. The Rams elected to go for a field goal on the last play of the game to cut the lead to 7 points. The 49ers on most gambling lines were favored by 7 ½ points so the field goal was the definition of a bad beat.

The 49ers were again a well-balanced team with Brock Purdy's arm looking live. He was 17-25 for 206 with no interceptions or touchdowns. The running game was in prime form with 159 yards with 116 yards going to Christian McCaffrey on 20 carries with one touchdown.

The 49ers' defense shut down the Rams run game and made Matthew Stafford throw 34-55 times for 307 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions.

The wide receivers shined for the 49ers catching everything in site with the Rams struggling to cover them most of the game. The only dark mark on the game was the 49ers inability to convert on 3rd down. They were only 2 for 9 on third down conversion.

The Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers are struggling big time getting fans in the stands at SoFi Stadium. So far in their games played this year, the opposing fans have outnumbered their own. The red in the crowd was large and loud far outnumbering Rams fans. It's awful hard to win at home when you have no home-field advantage. If both teams struggle, I'm sure it will get worse, especially when the Raiders play there versus the Chargers.

The Rams will go on the road and play an 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals team that will be ready to go. They will play on Thursday at 8:15 p.m. EST.

The 49ers will also have their home opener on Thursday Night Football hosting the New York Giants at 5:15 pm PST. The Giants beat the Cardinals at 31-28 after being behind 20-0. Daniel Jones had a disastrous game against the Cowboys great defense but came back and threw for 321 yards with 2 touches and 1 interception.

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