LA Rams game day primer: Dethroning the defending NFC Champs

LA Rams’ game-day pits the 4-1 Rams against their 2-3 division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers

The LA Rams have won four games this season, all against teams from the NFC East. But that chapter is behind the team, and they begin to take on more competitive NFL teams.  This week, the LA Rams travel to take on the defending NFL Champions the San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers have disappointed so far, you can bet that they looked past the Miami Dolphins to focus on the Rams game. So toss out their records, this is a grudge match.

The weekend weather is currently forecast to be partly cloudy with rapidly dropping temperatures.  After a daytime high in the mid to upper 80’s, the temperature will fall quickly to a daytime high of the mid 60’s and a steady wind from the west-southwest in a range of 5 to 10 mph. With dropping temperatures and wind, cloud cover will increase and linger. By Sunday evening, the game will be played under partly cloudy skies.

High scoring game?

The LA Rams may get quite a bit out of their offense in this one. The San Francisco 49ers had great defensive outings against the two worst teams in the NFL. But against their three other opponents, they allowed over 30 points a game on average.  Of course, division rivals frequently perform very well against one another. But the 49ers have not yet faced an offense like the LA Rams.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers have battled injuries throughout 2020. But they are getting healthier. RB Raheem Mostert and WR Brandon Aiyuk will be ready, as will offensive standout George Kittle. The 49ers even have WR Deebo Samuel back. And they’ve added veteran tight end Jordan Reed, who has given them another receiving option.

Matchup
Los Angeles Rams
4-1
San Francisco 49ers
2-3
Sunday, Oct 18
5:20 PM PT
Fox Sports
Rams -3.0

How long will the 49ers allow Jimmy G to play?

Likely due to his struggles so far, and the fact that the 49ers offense has not had the same starters in any given week, the San Francisco 49ers sat an inept quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the bench at halftime against the Miami Dolphins. At week six, the 49ers have a nightmare under center. They have three appearances for Jimmy Garoppolo, three appearances for Nick Mullens, and two appearances for C.J. Beathard.

The problem now is how long with the 49ers allow Jimmy G to play before yanking him? And how effective can their quarterback be with one eye to the sidelines, wondering if or when the hook will come and take him off the field?  The Rams have a way of getting into a quarterback’s head. Now, the 49ers have all but kicked open the door to second-guessing and lingering doubts.

LA Rams – SF 49ers, what are the odds?

The books for the LA Rams – 49ers game opened with the LA Rams as 3.0 point underdogs. But the Rams have been rather hot as of late, while the 49ers have not.  The current odds have swung completely the opposite way, as the Rams are now the consensus 3.0 point favorites over the 49ers. Of course, odds can change before the opening kickoff, so be sure to check occasionally with the ACTION APP. Even if you do not bet, this application is great for giving the status of games, scores, and other relevant information.

LA Rams – SF 49ers game time details:

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Time: 5:20 pm PT
Location: Levi Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

What TV channel is the LA Rams – SF 49ers game on?
The game is the second game on Sunday and will be broadcast by Fox Sports.

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How can I watch the LA Rams – SF 49ers game online?
You can stream the Sunday game on any number of streaming options by checking out the FoxSports.com website or the NFL App. Other streaming options can be found at SportingNews.com.

How will the LA Rams – SF 49ers game be broadcast over the radio?
You can catch the Rams on KSPN (710 AM) and KCBS-FM (93.1 FM). Other radio stations carry the Rams throughout the California listening area. You can also tune in via the internet by checking out Tunein.com/Los-Angeles-Rams. For a comprehensive list of affiliate radio stations, you can check out the team website here for a full list.

Injury reports: The official injury list for the San Francisco 49ers is here.
LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season. LB Travin Howard and NT A’Shawn Robinson are out. LG Joseph Noteboom suffered a calf injury and is out this week. Safety Jordan Fuller and OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo are both out for this game.  ILB Micah Kiser has been limited in practice but has been upgraded to questionable to play Sunday.

San Francisco: The player injury report for the San Francisco 49ers can be found here.

Player Injury Status Game Status
We will list player and status when the information becomes available
Name                            Position      Injury                     Game Status
Kwon Alexander         LB                 Ankle                      Out
Dontae Johnson         CB                 Groin                       Out
Emmanuel Mosley    CB                 Concussion           Questionable
Marcell Harris             S                    Ankle                      Questionable
Jeff Wilson Jr.              RB                 Calf                          Questionable

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How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

With another week of NFL Football, don’t be satisfied with just pizza delivery and watching the game from the comfort of your living room sofa. Change things up a bit.

I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis.

In the meantime, the Rams are getting ready for their fourth road game of the season, with this trip being the first on the west coast. The LA Rams are 4-1 and are vying in the best division of the NFL, the NFC West. Go Rams!