49ers Team Grades: Kaepernick Leads S.F. To Big Comeback Win Against RamsThe 2016 San Francisco 49ers finally rose off the mat to win and break their 13-game losing streak, and they have quarterback Colin Kaepernick to thank for it. Trailing by 14 in the final quarter on the road in Los Angeles against the Rams, Kaepernick led the 49ers on two long scoring drives to secure the 22-21 win. With the victory, San Francisco assured itself of at least a two-win season, avoiding the fate of becoming the first team in franchise history to win just once.
49ers Week 16 Injury Report: Torrey Smith Put On IR, While Staley Remains DoubtfulThere are only two games left in the 2016 regular season for the San Francisco 49ers, but the injuries still are hurting the team's chances to win. The team placed concussed wide receiver Torrey Smith on the injured reserve, ending his season early, while offensive lineman Joe Staley is again listed as doubtful for this weekend's game in Los Angeles against the Rams.
49ers Team Headlines: San Francisco's Last Realistic Chance To Avoid 1-15Considering a home matchup against the playoff-bound Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 is the final game of the 2016 NFL regular season, this Saturday's road trip to Los Angeles represents the final real chance the San Francisco 49ers have for a win this year.
49ers Opponent Profile: Rams Struggling Almost As Much As Niners In 2016One reason the Seattle Seahawks were able to clinch a division title earlier than any other team this season is the NFC West has two of the worst teams in the conference: the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Combined, the two California teams have five wins this season, and one of them came in Week 1 when the Niners shutout the Rams, 28-0. The rematch happens this Saturday.
Thursday Night Breakdown: Seahawks Seek Bounceback Over Reeling RamsBoth the Rams and Seahawks look to turn things around on Thursday Night Football after blowout losses in Week 14.
Radio Announcer Delivers Epic Call Of Fan Disrupting 49ers-Rams GameMost broadcasters will pointedly ignore people who disrupt sporting events by running onto the field, so as not to encourage copycats. Radio announcer Kevin Harlan is not one of them.
49ers Beat Rams In Their First Season-Opening Shutout In Franchise HistorySan Francisco 49ers posted their first season-opening shutout in franchise history beating the Los Angeles Rams 28-0.
Kaepernick Protest Brings 49ers Closer As Team Heading Into Season Opener vs. RamsThe team has grown closer, despite the controversy swirling around Colin Kaepernick's ongoing national anthem protest.
Rookie Spotlight: Jared Goff Is Set To Lead The Rams In Los Angeles Once AgainThe Los Angeles Rams are a franchise starting out in a new (old) location and want to bring about an impressive first season.
Cal's Star QB Jared Goff Selected With First Pick In NFL DraftThe Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.
No Magic Formula For NFL Draft SuccessCarson Wentz and Jared Goff are the 2016 NFL Draft's twin cover boys. But the Rams and Eagles could whiff by picking either quarterback.
Will Trading Up Be Rams' Downfall?The Los Angeles Rams traded for the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, giving up many valuable draft picks. History shows this trade will fail.