The LA Rams face NFC West teams twice in 2020. So let’s get a peek at what their 49ers rival off-season looks like
The LA Rams played in Super Bowl 53. Their rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, played in Super Bowl 54. Now the 49ers are in the limbo of “close wasn’t good enough” which faced the Rams a season ago. With that loss, the 49ers are now officially looking to next year. So why not join them in peeking behind the enemy lines and examining what’s in store for the rival 49ers this year?
The Kansas City Chiefs exposed the 49ers defense in the same way they had exposed defenses all season. They threw deep routes when they needed to. They ran the ball when they were not expected to. And their quarterback was mobile enough to run for a touchdown.
On the flip side, the Chiefs defense kept their team on par in turnovers, picking off 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo twice, the same number as the 49ers defense had intercepted Patrick Mahomes passes. The game was entertaining. The lessons it revealed about the rival 49ers was priceless.
No doubt LA Rams honchos Les Snead and Sean McVay have used that game to strategize for this year. What can we learn about the 49ers heading into 2020?