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Turf Show Times Oct 23, 2018
What we learned: Rams-49ers

What we learned: Rams-49ers

With no major concerns, it’s time to nerd-out on tight ends and red zone scoring. At 56.67%, the Rams are 14th in the league when it comes to scoring in the red zone. That’s up by a little over 3% since last season. As of late, they’ve seemed to be more willing to ride with running back Todd Gurley in those situations, as his 14 touchdowns indicate. Speaking of Gurley, it was nice to see him get some breathers as Malcolm Brown got to grind out a few possessions. In general, with the Rams’ bye week still a month away, it was great to see a handful of starters getting some rest in...
Niner Nation Oct 23, 2018
Re-visiting the 49ers’ keys to a victory after a blowout loss

Re-visiting the 49ers’ keys to a victory after a blowout loss

How closely did San Francisco follow the keys that we listed? This was always going to be a difficult game for the 49ers to win, but there was an outside chance that the Rams would treat this as a trap game, potentially gifting San Francisco a shot to win. As most of you know, that wasn’t the case. Head coach Sean McVay, running back Todd Gurley and Co. didn’t take their foot off the gas, soundly thumping the 49ers, 39-10. How closely did San Francisco follow the three keys that I laid out before the game? 1. Carry over the effort, energy and mojo from Week 6 at Packers. It was like the...
Turf Show Times Oct 23, 2018
Rams-49ers: PFF game notes

Rams-49ers: PFF game notes

Here’s how PFF saw the Rams’ big Week 7 road win. Here are Pro Football Focus’ notes on the Los Angeles Rams’ 39-10 Week 7 win over the San Francisco 49ers: OFFENSE - After leaving the game against Denver early due to injury, left guard Rodger Saffold returned on Sunday and finished as the Rams’ highest graded player on offense (84.3). Saffold played 24 of the team’s 34 run snaps and earned his second highest run blocking grade of the season with his 82.5. - Quarterback Jared Goff attempted five passes of 20 or more yards against the 49ers on Sunday and connected on three of...
Niner Nation Oct 23, 2018
Kyle Shanahan talks C.J. Beathard, George Kittle, 49ers brutal schedule

Kyle Shanahan talks C.J. Beathard, George Kittle, 49ers brutal schedule

The 49ers head coach met with the media on Monday to wrap things up after Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. We have a full transcript. Opening comments: “Injuries; [DB Adrian] Colbert, high ankle sprain. He’s going to end up having to go on IR. He’s going to be out six to eight weeks, so we ended up doing that. I think it’s gone through now. [RB Matt] Breida tweaked his ankle again, but his strength is good. He’ll be day-to-day. [WR Marquise] Goodwin tweaked his ankle, recheck him on Wednesday. [S Jaquiski] Tartt had a stinger, we’ll recheck him on Wednesday. [LB] Reuben...
Chicago Tribune Oct 23, 2018

NFL power rankings: Panthers and Texans moving up while Bears continue to tumble

Last week’s ranking in parentheses. 1. Rams 7-0 (1) How good are they right now? The Rams grumbled about their red-zone offense after scoring 39 points against the 49ers. 2. Patriots 5-2 (2) The first-round pick the Cowboys forked over for Amari Cooper makes the Patriots’ acquisition of Josh Gordon...
Turf Show Times Oct 22, 2018
TRANSCRIPT: McVay, October 22 press conference

TRANSCRIPT: McVay, October 22 press conference

Here’s what McBae had to say to the media today after the huge Week 7 road victory. Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay (On if he noticed anything new from the game upon review) ”Really, it just kind of reiterates what a good job our defense did. That offense is really productive. It’s a very sound system. Those guys played hard. I think, like we’ve talked about and really all of last week, (49ers Head Coach) Kyle (Shanahan) does a great job. I thought our players energy from the start was really impressive. Did a good job stopping the run. They had a couple that came out. (49ers...
The Mercury News Oct 22, 2018
49ers aftermath: How they’re responding Monday to Rams rout

49ers aftermath: How they’re responding Monday to Rams rout

Free safety Adrian Colbert sustained what the 49ers believe is a season-ending ankle injury Sunday and placed him on injured reserve, opening a spot for rookie D.J. Reed in the lineup.
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
Adrian Colbert to be placed on injured reserve

Adrian Colbert to be placed on injured reserve

The 49ers dodged a few injury bullets, but Colbert will be out for a while. The San Francisco 49ers suffered a bevy of injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but the most devastating will be safety Adrian Colbert. Kyle Shanahan announced in his Monday press conference that Colbert has a high ankle sprain and will go on injured reserve. The earliest Colbert can return in in Week 16 due to IR rules, but he might be effectively shut down for the season given how late his return could be. Keep in mind, the team can only return two players from IR. Dekoda Watson and Marcell...
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
Photo gallery of 49ers vs Rams, Week 7

Photo gallery of 49ers vs Rams, Week 7

The San Francisco 49ers held their annual alumni weekend in Week 7, and it was perfect timing. The 49ers unveiled a pair of statues to commemorate The Catch prior to the game, and then honored the 1994 Super Bowl champion 49ers at halftime. The statues feature Joe Montana and Dwight Clark, and the idea was developed after Clark’s passing from ALS complications. It was an ugly defeat for the 49ers, but the pre-game festivities were touching. The team welcomed a host of former players, including Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, Tim McKyer, and Joe Montana. Ricky Helton...
SFGate Oct 22, 2018

49ers’ start has Kyle Shanahan in exclusive club

In 2016, the 49ers started 1-6. Last year, they began 0-7. This season, they are off to a 1-6 start. The 49ers’ string of awful openings is historic. Before their current three-season streak, the 49ers started 1-6 or 0-7 in seven of their first 70 seasons and just once did it happen in back-to-back years. On Sunday, after a 39-10 loss to the Rams, Kyle Shanahan became the only head coach in franchise history to have two such starts. Said Shanahan after unwittingly earning that dubious distinction: "We’re not proud of our record right now.
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
The 49ers would have won against the Rams if...

The 49ers would have won against the Rams if...

Feel free to throw up at any time. Well I think we all saw a loss coming, but not like that. The San Francisco 49ers are a team leveled by injuries and, of course, got a few more to take with them out of the game in their loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers failed in all phases. There was a brief moment George Kittle’s touchdown to end the first half may have lit a spark to ignite the stagnant offense, but when C.J. Beathard got sacked on their opening series to start the second half, you knew it meant nothing. I said the 49ers would win if they could buy Beathard enough time to...
Turf Show Times Oct 22, 2018
Rams-49ers: Game balls

Rams-49ers: Game balls

Standouts from Sunday’s blowout victory in Santa Clara On Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams moved to a record of 7-0 by blasting the San Francisco 49ers all over Levi Stadium. This week’s Golden Turf Show game balls go the following key contributors: DT, Aaron Donald Problem 99 rattled Levi Stadium in a manner that old 49ers fans at Hunter’s Point would’ve felt the earth shake. Aaron Donald quite simply played a perfect game, logging 9 tackles and 4 sacks against a 49ers offensive line that had been ranked 6thin the NFL entering Week 7, according to Pro Football Focus. Donald...
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
Kyle Shanahan, C.J. Beathard and others discuss 49ers loss to Rams

Kyle Shanahan, C.J. Beathard and others discuss 49ers loss to Rams

Several members from the San Francisco 49ers met with the media to share their thoughts on the lost to the Los Angeles Rams. We have transcripts Head Coach Kyle Shanahan Opening comments “Injuries that I’ve got right now: [DB Adrian] Colbert left with an ankle sprain. [LB Reuben] Foster, shoulder sprain. [S Jaquiski] Tart had a stinger, would have come back in but it was over by then. And, [RB Matt] Breida rolled his ankle.” We’ve talked about the turnovers for several weeks now, is it just becoming something where you guys are pressing or why is this continuing to...
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
Matt Breida is under the injury microscope

Matt Breida is under the injury microscope

Both Breida and Kyle Shanahan aren’t too happy with aggravating Bredia’s injury every week. Looks like Shanahan’s approach will change. Injuries. The San Francisco 49ers Week 7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams was brought to you by the letter ‘I’ for “injuries.” One injury that seems to be recurring every week is Matt Breida going down. Multiple times. He went down on the first play Sunday, stopping the game and limped off the field later on in the first half. It’s not a good situation. Especially when the 49ers are already short a starting running back in Jerick McKinnon....
Niner Nation Oct 22, 2018
5 takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss to the Rams

5 takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss to the Rams

The 49ers were on the wrong side of a lopsided 39-10 loss at the hands of the Rams Sunday. Here’s five takeaways from the NFC West matchup at Levi’s Stadium. The San Francisco 49ers may have looked good Sunday, unveiling their slick 1994 throwback uniforms, but the product on the field was about as ugly as it gets in their 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Here’s five takeaways from the 49ers’ embarrassing loss at Levi’s Stadium: Death by differential The 49ers had four turnovers against the Rams but forced none of their own. C.J. Beathard and running back Matt Breida both...

49ers notes: C.J. Beathard not getting benched any time soon, Colbert details scary injury

The 49ers’ worst performance of the season Sunday against the Rams isn’t leading to Kyle Shanahan making any drastic changes at quarterback. The second-year head coach said he has no …
The Mercury News Oct 21, 2018
49ers notes: Breida mulls resting ankle; receivers rarely spotted

49ers notes: Breida mulls resting ankle; receivers rarely spotted

Running back Matt Breida's breakout season has been hindered by injuries, and he may take time off after aggravating an ankle sprain early in the 49ers' 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan talks about 39-10 loss to Rams

After losing their fifth straight game, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan talks about injuries and the 39-10 loss to the undefeated Los Angeles Rams Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. …
Turf Show Times Oct 21, 2018
Rams-49ers: Matchups to watch revisited

Rams-49ers: Matchups to watch revisited

Let’s recap the game and see who the matchups favored Another week, another massive win for the undefeated Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have now improved their record to 7-0, three of which came from divisional opponents. After the dominating performance, let’s revisit the matchups to watch and see how they fared: CB Marcus Peters vs WR Marquise Goodwin Last week’s matchup to watch: After suffering an injury that looked much worse than it turned out to be, Peters toughed it out and started in the consecutive three weeks following. Two weren’t so good obviously, but the most recent...

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