Live updates: 49ers vs. Rams on Sunday night

Scroll down to join us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday when the 49ers take on the Rams at Levi’s Stadium.

GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (2-3) vs. Rams (4-1) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday at 5:20 p.m. (PT). TV: NBC-TV, Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter).

ODDS: Rams -2.5. OVER/UNDER: 51.5.

SERIES: 49ers lead 71-67-3. LAST MEETING: 49ers won 34-31 at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 21, 2019.

WHY 49ERS COULD WIN: This could be the night the 49ers re-establish their dominance on the ground. Not only has Raheem Mostert seemed to be back on track — he ran 11 times for 90 yards in the loss to Miami — but the 49ers gained 131 yards on 19 carries as a team last week (6.9 yards per carry). Plus, the Rams are ranked just 23rd against the run. … Jimmy Garoppolo struggled last week, but he and the team seem more convinced this week his high ankle sprain will allow him to move more freely Sunday night. … The 49ers’ troubling cornerback situation should be much better with the expected return of Emmanuel Moseley, who will pair of Jason Verrett.

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WHY RAMS COULD WIN: The Rams are the quickest-starting team in the league, having scored on all but one of their five opening drives. Ex-Cal star Jared Goff is also one of the league’s hottest quarterbacks, especially early on. He’s 20-of-21 during the Rams’ five opening drives this season. … Another fast Rams start could put the 49ers into pass mode, which would open the door to a ferocious pass rush, led by Aaron Donald. Donald had four sacks last week and leads the NFL with 7 1/2 sacks. … Overall, the Rams’ defense has allowed the fourth-fewest yards per game.

49ERS NEXT GAME: vs. Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1:25 p.m. (PT).

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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