As Week 18, 49ers kick FG before half, will take possession in 2nd half

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Deja vu? The LA Rams have been trying everything and anything to change the outcome of these games, and it comes down to one thing, the San Francisco 49ers have taken the lead. After the Rams moved the football relatively easily and had the 49ers contained rather well.  But the momentum of the game flipped to the 49ers’ side again.

The LA Rams can run well in this one. The Rams have been in a position to score in this one. And the Rams have even shut down the 49ers running game in this one. As far as time of possession, the Rams have held the football twice as long as the 49ers in this one. The Rams are even crushing it on third-down conversions, getting a first down on seven of ten times.

Is there a problem with this one? Well, rookie WR Ben Skowronek dropped one in his hands in the end zone that ended up going for no points for the Rams, but the 49ers were able to drive the ball down for the go-ahead field goal.

The Rams had another chance to score, with the football on a third-down and goal-to-go at the San Francisco three-yard line, but Matthew Stafford’s pass was deflected and ended up in the hands of Jimmy Ward.

Individually, that’s just how football goes. But cumulatively, they have added up to make a 13 point difference in favor of the 49ers, and now the Rams are behind by three points. The Rams are still in this one, but trailing by three points and needing to play better in the second half has not been a strong suit this season.

Still, the Rams defense has been stopping the rushing attack. And the Rams offense has been rushing the ball effectively.  If the Rams can hold the 49ers out of halftime, they could come back in this one. Matthew Stafford appeared to take a few big hits in the first half. Will he have enough to lead the Rams in a comeback?

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