By David McDonnell
The 49ers were on top for most of this episode of a NFC West rivalry that continues to grow with every meeting.
In the first quarter, running-back Jeff Wilson ran untouched from 32 yards for the opening touchdown of the game.
Then in the second quarter came the score of the game, hold on, make that the score of Week 4.
It was a show stealing-moment from Deebo Samuel. First he stretched up to catch a pass under pressure on the left side of the midfield and then he tore across the field, side-stepping would-be blockers with the majesty of a shuffle dancer, before sprinting into the right corner of the endzone for a sensational score.
Deebo was on form all night and by the end he had over 100 yards after the catch, which again outlines how dangerous he is in possession.
By the end of the third quarter it was a five point game, when the Rams made a goal line stand. A Robbie Gould kick made it 9-17. A few minutes later Gould missed a kick to leave eight points between the sides with under eight minutes left.
Matt Stafford was having a difficult night finding anyone other than Cooper Kupp who had 14 catches and Tyler Higbee who was prominent in the first half. This time however, second-year linebacker Talanoa Hufanga anticipated a quick throw for a pick-six.
Hufanga has caught the eye a number of times this season as he continues to carve out a highly-regarded reputation as a smart no-nonsense linebacker.
The game finished 9-24 for the home side, which saw the Rams finish the game without a touchdown, for only the fourth time in head coach’s Sean McVay’s head coaching career.
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Love your report David.