The undefeated, NFC-leading 49ers traveled south for a matchup with the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. Coming off a thumping of the Cleveland Browns on Monday night, San Francisco shined its brightest — at least defensively — in its toughest test yet, improving to 5-0 with a 20-7 drubbing of the Rams in LA.
The 49ers word of the day: turnovers.
A fully balanced game has eluded the 49ers through the first six weeks.
Even terrible teams have a path to joy this holiday season, as the 49ers met face-to-face with the Rams in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon for the first time since Sept. 16, 1979.
San Francisco’s loss to Atlanta on Sunday was the team’s 13th straight loss. The 49ers blew out the Rams 28-0 in Week 1, but haven’t managed to win a game since then.
The odds of the 49ers drafting a top quarterback prospect in this year’s draft grew mighty slim when the Rams traded for the first overall pick.
Cal quarterback prospect Jared Goff worked out for 49ers Wednesday, and figures to be taken by either the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The 49ers made no transactions Thursday, guaranteeing Colin Kaepernick’s $11.9 million contract for 2016.