The Rams have already secured the NFC West title and a playoff spot heading into Week 18. The first year of the Matthew Stafford era in Los Angeles went pretty well, with Stafford completing 67.3 percent of his passes this season and his 38. touchdowns are the second-most of his career.
But there is one hurdle the Rams have struggled to overcome in recent history, regardless of whether it was Stafford or his predecessor Jared Goff under center. Sean McVay’s team has struggled a lot against the 49ers recently, which bodes well for San Francisco.
Since October 2019, the 49ers have won five games in a row against the Rams, but this week’s contest is one of the biggest encounters, as the 49ers need to win to make the playoffs, which they haven’t done since 2019 when made it to the Super Bowl.
San Francisco is expected to start Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback after he missed last week recovering from a torn ligament in his thumb, while the Rams arrive completely healthy, with no players receiving injury designations in the final report from team injuries on Friday.
So far this season, San Francisco is ranked 13th in scoring offense and 10th in total offense to go along with 12th in scoring defense and fourth in total defense. That means it will be a showdown of strength over strength, with the Rams ranking ninth in scoring offense and sixth in total offense.
Much of the Rams’ total offensive production is due to wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who needs 146 receiving yards to break Calvin Johnson’s one-season record in 2012. Kupp has had 146 or more yards in a game just twice, with the last time coming October.
Sporting News is tracking the live score, updates and highlights of this pivotal NFC West showdown in the final week of the season. Follow below for more coverage at all times.
49ers score against Rams
Live updates from 49ers vs. Rams highlights from week 18
Live updates will begin here at the start around 4:25 pm ET.
49ers vs. Rams
- Date: Sunday, January 9
- Kick off: 4:25 Eastern Standard Time, 1:25 Pacific Time
49ers vs. Rams is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. This is America’s Game of the Week, which means anyone who doesn’t have a late home game on Fox will get this one.
What channel are 49ers vs. Rams today?
- Television channel (national): Fox
- Television channel (San Francisco): KTVU
- Television channel (Los Angeles): KTTV
- Live broadcast: fox sports go, fuboTV
49ers vs. Rams will air regionally on local Fox affiliate channels in week 18. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are on the Fox call, while Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi handle secondary duties. Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino will return to Fox’s rules analysis, with other late games from Fox.
You can find the 49ers ‘away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 380, while the Rams’ home broadcast airs on channel 227.
In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Rams with a subscription to DAZN, including all NFL games.
2021 San Francisco 49ers Schedule
|one||September 12||in lions||1 pm ET||Fox|
|two||September 19th||in eagles||1 pm ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||against packers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|4||October 3||against sea hawks||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|5||October 10th||in cardinals||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|7||October 24th||against foals||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|8||31 October||in the bears||1 pm ET||Fox|
|9||November 7||against cardinals||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|10||November 15||against rams||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|eleven||November 21||in jaguars||1 pm ET||Fox|
|12||November 28||against vikings||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|13||December 5th||in the sea hawks||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|14||December 12th||in flares||1 pm ET||CBS|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against hawks||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|sixteen||December 23th||into titans||8:20 pm ET||NFL Network|
|17||January 2||against jeans||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in rams||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
Los Angeles Rams 2021 Schedule
|one||September 12||against bears||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|two||September 19th||in the foals||1 pm ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||against buccaneers||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|4||October 3||against cardinals||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|5||October 7 (Thursday)||in the sea hawks||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|6||October the 17th||in giants||1 pm ET||Fox|
|7||October 24th||against lions||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|8||31 October||in jeans||1 pm ET||Fox|
|9||November 7||against titans||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|10||November 15 (Monday)||in 49ers||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|12||November 28||in packers||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|13||December 5th||against jaguars||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|14||December 13 (Monday)||in cardinals||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against sea hawks||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|sixteen||December 26||in vikings||1 pm ET||Fox|
|17||January 2||in the crows||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|
|18||January 9th||against the 49ers||4:25 PM Eastern Time||Fox|