The Rams began the game with the football and immediately found Odell Beckham Jr. on a short hitch route. A few plays later, Matthew Stafford tried to hit OBJ on a deep strike, but 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward was in position and intercepted the pass.
The Rams tried to respond on the ensuing drive, but Ward snuffed out a receiver screen, intercepted Stafford’s pass and took it to the house to make it a 14-0 San Francisco lead late in the first quarter.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 16, 2021
No one expected this start from a beaten-up 49ers team. In fact, most were expecting a Rams blowout.
Have the 49ers finally turned a corner? We don’t know. But the 49ers are putting on a show in front of their home crowd for the first time all season.
It’s the uniforms is what it is 😍 https://t.co/iiFjLjK9Zv
— Ryan Forsyth (@rizzo_forsyth) November 16, 2021
NICE I LIKE THIS! Makes me smile😁 https://t.co/d7iyyaCeuu
— Rappiidzz (@akarappiidzz) November 16, 2021
Hell of a quarter https://t.co/msySMDaTz2
— AlaskaAirlines17✈️ (@AlaskaAir_17) November 16, 2021
It’s going to be tough for the San Francisco 49ers to keep this pace. The Rams aren’t going to go down without a fight; sure enough, they have already responded to trim the deficit to 14-7.
Given their defensive struggles this season, Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco offense will have to keep their foot on the gas.
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