Game Notes: San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams

Take a look at the key statistical facts from the San Francisco 49ers Week 1 home victory over the Los Angeles Rams.


With the Win …*

  • San Francisco improved their all-time opening day record to 37-29-1. The 49ers have now won six consecutive season openers, setting the longest streak in franchise history.
  • The 49ers improved to 67-64-3 all-time against the Rams, including a 34-32-2 record at home.
  • San Francisco has now won eight consecutive games on Monday Night Football, setting the longest streak in franchise history.
  • The 49ers won their 48th career game on Monday Night Football, the most in NFL history.
  • Head coach Chip Kelly earned his third victory to open a season as a head coach in the NFL.
  • Kelly improved his record to 5-1 as a head coach on Monday Night Football.
  • Kelly improves to 2-0 in his career against the Rams.

First Time In Franchise History


  • The 49ers defense registered the first shut out in franchise history on opening day. It marked the first shut out by the team since 9/30/12 (34-0 at NYJ).

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*Stepping Up On D


  • The 49ers defense held the Rams to 185 total yds. (65 rushing, 120 passing), ranking 2nd in the NFL in Week 1.
  • The 185 yds. by the Rams is the fewest allowed by the 49ers defense since 12/13/15 [183 (39 rushing, 144 passing) at TB].

Big Margin Of Victory


  • The 28 point win is the largest margin of victory by the 49ers since 10/27/13 (32 points; 42-10 at Jax.).

Moving The Chains


  • The 49ers offense registered 28 first downs, the most by the team since 10/7/12 (29 vs. Buf.).
  • The 49ers offense converted 8 of 17 3rd down atts. (47.1 pct.), highest 3rd down pct. since 10/11/15 [8 of 14 (57.1 pct.) at NYG].

Efficient In The Red Zone


  • The 49ers offense scored a TD on all 4 trips to the red zone.

Turning Defense Into Offense


  • The 49ers defense registered 2 INTs that the 49ers offense was able to turn into 14 points.

Keeping The QB Up


  • The 49ers offensive line did not allow a sack on 35 atts. by QB Blaine Gabbert. It is the first time the 49ers did not allow a sack in a games since 11/8/15 (25 atts. by Gabbert, 1 att. by QB Colin Kaepernick vs. Atl).

Playing Clean Football


  • The 49ers committed just 2 penalties, the fewest in a game by the team since 11/9/14 (2 penalties at NO).

Ground & Pound


  • The 49ers offense rushed for 150 yds. and 2 TDs on 42 carries. It marked the most rushing yds. by the team since 9/14/15 (230 vs. Min.) and it's the most rushing atts. in a game since 9/28/14 (42 atts. vs. Phi.
  • RB Pierre Garçon rushed for 88 yds. and 2 TDs on 23 carries. It marked his fourth and fifth career rushing TDs on opening day, the most among running backs over the last three seasons. It also marked Hyde's second career 2 TD game (9/14/15 vs. Min.).
  • RB Shaun Draughn added 7 carries for 18 yds. and 1 TD, the 4th of his career.

McDonald Finds The Endzone


  • TE Garrett Celek hauled in an 8-yd. TD pass from QB Blaine Gabbert, the 4th TD recept. of his career.

Applying The Pressure


  • With 1.0 sacks against the Rams, LB Ahmad Brooks moved into a tie with DT Dana Stubblefied for third on the franchise's all-time sack list with 46.5.

Most Sacks in Franchise History

Rank

Player

Sacks

1.

Bryant Young

89.5

2.

Charles Haley

66.5

3t.

Ahmad Brooks

46.5

Dana Stubblefield

46.5

5.

Dwaine Board

45.0


  • DL Arik Armstead registered the third sack of his NFL career, taking down QB Case Keenum for a 5-yd. loss.

Feeling Picky*

  • According to Gamebook Statistics, the 49ers defense registered 8 passes defensed, the most in the NFL during Week 1.
  • LB NaVorro Bowman registered the fourth INT of his career and the first since 12/29/13 at Arz.
  • LB Ray-Ray Armstrong recorded the first INT of his NFL career.
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