The Rams have not fared well against the 49ers in the regular season over the last few years. But Los Angeles is at least off to a decent start on Sunday.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford capped a 17-play, 88-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Rams a 7-0 lead.
L.A. got down to the 1-yard line courtesy of a couple of San Francisco penalties. Cornerback Ambry Thomas was flagged for defensive holding, which put the club at the 2-yard line. Then Charvarius Ward was penalized for defensive pass interference that made it first-and-goal at the 1.
But it still took the Rams a few more plays to score. Stafford had to roll to his right and dive for the pylon to get his offense a key six points early in the contest. The long possession took 9:21 off the clock.
But tight end Tyler Higbee had to exit the game after making a catch in the first quarter. The Rams announced he’s questionable to return with a neck injury.