The San Francisco 49ers have won six straight games against the Los Angeles Rams and seek to maintain that mastery in the postseason when they travel to Inglewood, Calif. to face the fourth-seeded Rams in Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Sixth-seeded San Francisco recorded wins of 31-10 at home and 27-24 in overtime on the road in this season's two regular-season meetings with the Rams.
It’s that Shanahan … well, he’s just a little bit better at this than McVay. McVay is one of the best offensive designers in the league, but in the face of similar defensive adjustments, Shanahan’s answers were just much better than McVay’s. The power running game with the fullback is just a touch scarier than a zone running game with a lead blocking wide receiver—and not just because of the X’s and O’s, but because of Shanahan’s well-coached running game.
Matty Boutwell, who lives in Minot, has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since 1985. "It's mainly because I despised the Cowboys and the Giants," he told me. "I just never gave them up."