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Stats and Facts: 49ers Improve to 5-0 Following Divisional Win Over 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
Rank Player Wins
1 Ben Roethlisberger, Pit. 15
2 Roger Staubach, Dal. 14
3t Jimmy Garoppolo, NE/SF 13
Dan Marino, Mia. 13
Dak Prescott, Dal. 13
Philip Rivers, SD 13
Mike Tomczak, Chi. 13
Kurt Warner, StL 13
  • 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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