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The Rams, to put it politely, are screwed

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

In retrospect, it turns out that moment when the Los Angeles Rams ran onto the field at the Super Bowl earlier this year wasn't just a rung on the ladder — it was the top, that tiny platform where you're not supposed to stand. This time last year, we were hailing the Rams as the heralds of a new era of offensive shock and awe in the NFL. Sean McVay was getting sized up for a bust in Canton, and everybody who'd ever even served him a cup of coffee was getting head-coach interviews.

Report: ‘Shakeup’ could be coming to Sean McVay’s staff with Rams

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night on a last-second field goal from Robbie Gould. It meant the reigning NFC champions were officially eliminated from the postseason this year. And it left coach Sean McVay sick — and likely making changes to his staff.

Goff: No excuses for Rams’ sickening failure to make playoffs

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

Jared Goff said the Los Angeles Rams only have themselves to blame for a "sickening" failure to reach the NFL playoffs. The Rams made the Super Bowl last season, but there will be no repeat this time around after they were beaten 34-31 by the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. Robbie Gould's last-gasp field goal ended the Rams' hopes of featuring in the postseason with one match to spare.

49ers report card: Grades on offense, defense in 34-31 win over Rams

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers needed two wins in their final two regular-season games to reach their goal of earning homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Before the winner-take-all showdown against the Seattle Seahawks, the 49ers had to take care of business Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams. "You try not to look ahead," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the 49ers' 34-31 victory over the Rams at Levi's Stadium.

Defending NFC champions Rams eliminated from playoff race

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams had a chance to put aside their Super Bowl hangover, needing one critical stop to remain in playoff contention. Los Angeles' defense allowed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to convert twice on third-and-16 to set up Robbie Gould's game-winning field goal, and the Rams were eliminated from playoff contention with a 34-31 loss Saturday night to the San Francisco 49ers. "We had our moments," running back Todd Gurley said.

49ers eliminate Rams from playoff contention in thriller

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

The San Francisco 49ers returned to the top of the NFC West and eliminated the Los Angeles Rams from playoff contention with a dramatic 34-31 win on Saturday. Robbie Gould's 33-yard field goal as time expired at Levi's Stadium proved decisive as the 49ers improved to 12-3. A nine-play, 60-yard drive led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo set up the opportunity for Gould as the 49ers climbed back above the Seattle Seahawks (11-3) in the division.

49ers takeaways: What we learned in last-second 34-31 win over Rams

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Here are three things you need to know about the 49ers from their Week 16 game against the Rams: Offensive struggles in back-to-back weeks The 49ers' offense could not have looked much more crisp than in the team's Week 14 shootout victory in New Orleans. But in the two games since that 48-46 victory over the Saints, the offense has fallen flat. At least, on Saturday, the 49ers made the plays necessary for the victory.

Why 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo faces stiff challenge vs. Rams in Week 16

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

SANTA CLARA -- Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get a second chance against the Los Angeles Rams for the 49ers on Saturday night at Levi's Stadium. Despite Garoppolo being in the NFL for six seasons, this marks only the second time in his career he is facing the same team twice in the same season. The other such occurrence happened within a three-week span this season when the 49ers twice narrowly defeated the Arizona Cardinals.

49ers-Rams odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 16 game

Friday, December 20th, 2019

The 49ers have a massive game looming next Sunday in Seattle, but they'll first have to take care of business Saturday in Santa Clara when Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams visit Levi's Stadium. San Francisco is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Falcons in Week 15, while the Rams couldn't slow down the Cowboys and were rolled over in Dallas. The 11-3 49ers need to bounce back in order to keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks who regained control of first place in the NFC West after the 49ers' loss to the Falcons.

Five 49ers to watch in Week 16 vs. Rams: Nick Bosa faces wily vet

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Coach Kyle Shanahan admits to being mad after the 49ers' 29-22 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. It took him a full day to come to grips with the 49ers' loss and put it into perspective. "When you do lose a game you should win at the end of the year, it can cost you a lot," Shanahan said on "49eres Game Plan," which airs Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC Bay Area (Ch.