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Stats and Facts: 49ers Improve to 5-0 Following Divisional Win vs. Rams

The San Francisco 49ers improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1990 and the fourth time in franchise history following their 20-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers defense managed to hold the Rams high-powered offense to record low numbers in the divisional victory. Take a look at some of the numbers and stats from the Week 6 victory.

Team Notes

  • The 49ers improved to 70-67-3 overall against the Rams, including a 36-33-1 record on the road.
  • San Francisco has now won 3-of-4 matchups at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since the Rams returned to Los Angeles in 2016.

Offensive Notes

  • The 49ers offense has now scored a touchdown on their first possession of the second half in all five games this season.
  • The last team to score a touchdown on their first possession of the second half in at least five-consecutive games was the Indianapolis Colts (six games) from Oct. 2005 - Dec. 2005.
  • The 49ers more than doubled Rams output in first downs (22 to 10), total yards (331 to 165) and passing yards (232 to 56)
  • San Francisco almost doubled Rams in time of possession (38:52 to 21:08). 38:52 time of possession is the 49ers highest of season.

Defense Notes

  • The 49ers defense held the Rams to 165 total yards, the fewest allowed by the 49ers since Dec. 2017 at Chicago Bears [147 total yards (62 rushing; 85 passing)]. It also marked the fewest net yards by the Rams since Week 17 of the 2016 season against the Arizona Cardinals [123 total yards (52 rushing and 71 passing)].
  • The 49ers defense held the Rams to 48 yards passing, the fewest by an opponent since Week 17, 2010 at St. Louis Rams (22 yards).
  • In Weeks 5-6 this season, the 49ers defense held each opponent to 180-or-less total net yards [180 yards vs. Cleveland Browns; 165 yards at Rams]. The last time the team held an opponent to 180-or-less total yards in consecutive games was in 1990 [Week 10, 1990 at Dallas Cowboys [158 yards (78 rushing and 80 passing)]; Week 11 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [180 yards (102 rushing and 78 passing)].
  • The 49ers defense held the Rams to 22 net passing yards in the first half, the lowest by the Rams in a first half since head coach Sean McVay was hired by Los Angeles in 2017.
  • The 49ers defense's 22 net yards passing allowed in the first half were the fewest allowed in the first half of a game since allowing -1 net passing yards in the first half vs. Chicago (Week 11, 2012).
  • San Francisco held the Rams without a third (0-9) or fourth (0-4) down conversion on the day. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the 49ers held an opponent without a third or fourth down conversion in a game was Oct. 1988 at the Rams (0-7 on third down and 0-1 on fourth down).

Player Notes

  • Garoppolo completed 24-of-33 attempts (72.7% percent) for 243 yards and a passer rating of 80.7 against the Rams.
  • Garoppolo also rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, marking the second rushing score of his career.
  • San Francisco's quarterback improved to 13-2 as a starter in the NFL, becoming the eighth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win 13 of his first 15 career starts.
Table inside Article
1Ben Roethlisberger, Pit.15
2Roger Staubach, Dal.14
3tJimmy Garoppolo, NE/SF13
Dan Marino, Mia.13
Dak Prescott, Dal.13
Philip Rivers, SD13
Mike Tomczak, Chi.13
Kurt Warner, StL13
  • Ford registered 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He now has 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles on the season and 34.0 sacks and 11 forced fumbles in his career.
  • On the first play of the second half, Armstead recovered a Rams fumble, marking the first fumble recovery of his career. The fumble recovery led to Garoppolo's 1-yard touchdown run.
  • Armstead also registered 0.5 sack on the day. He now has 2.5 sacks on the season and 11.5 for his career.
  • Thomas brought down Jared Goff for an 8-yard loss. He now has 2.0 sacks on the season and 6.0 in his career.
  • Blair III brought down Goff for a 5-yard sack. He now has 2.0 sacks on the season and 12.5 for his career.
  • Coleman registered 18 carries for 45 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run, marking his second touchdown of the season and 20th of his career.
  • Kittle finished the day with eight receptions for 103 yards (12.9 average). It marked his first 100-yard game of the season and the sixth of his career.
  • His 45-yard reception in the second quarter was 49ers longest passing play of season.
  • Kittle tallied more receiving yards than the entire Rams team combined (78).
  • San Francisco's tight end has a team-high 338 receiving yards and 10 straight games of 50-plus receiving yards.
  • Kittle's 50-plus receiving yards through 10 straight games is the second-longest active streak in NFL (Travis Kelce - 12)
  • The tight end's 50-plus receiving yards through 10-straight games is the longest streak by a member of the 49ers since Jerry Rice (10) between 1995 and 1996.

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