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Four 49ers players to watch Sunday vs. Rams

49ers heavy underdogs at home vs. Rams 49ers heavy underdogs at home vs. Rams
Cary Erickson | 21 October, 2018, 21:17

The 49ers won the last matchup between these two teams, but we'll exclude that since the Rams rested both Todd Gurley and Jared Goff that week. In July, he signed a $60 million contract extension through the 2023 season that now looks like a bargain-basement deal for the undefeated Rams. That everyone was drawn to the 208 rushing yards and two touchdowns he produced against the Broncos and, subsequently, were compelled to view Gurley through the prism of the league's best player is understandable.

Ultimately, the Rams will continue to monitor the situation as the week rolls along to determine Kupp's status for Sunday's game. It has been a hotly contested rivalry over the years, with the 49ers holding a slight 69-65-3 lead.

Gurley's national profile grew last season, when he rebounded from a disappointing 2016 performance, helped lead the Rams to the playoffs and was named the NFL's offensive player of the year.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Goodwin's return was "huge" for the offense and noted that his impact is undeniable. Goff completed just 50 percent of his passes and failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time all season. "I always wanted to be in L.A. and be able to play out here".

"Tough, tough win. Granted ran for over 200 yards".

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Much like past year , Ohio State seemed fairly outmatched for the entirety of the game, getting outscored in every single quarter. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten and finished with an 11-2 record but were the No. 5 team in the final playoff rankings.

"He has to get back to where he ended past year", Shanahan said on "49ers Game Plan", which airs Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Bay Area (Ch. 3). Todd was incredible, up front I thought we were really good.

This has put his status up in the air for Week 7 action against the San Francisco 49ers as head coach Sean McVay voiced on Monday that Kupp may likely miss the contest depending on his leg responds to the injury over the next several days, according to Linsday Thiry of ESPN.

"They've just been telling me how great I've been doing", Gurley said. "I'm happy with it", said Goff. The Niners' promising season took a hit when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL in a September loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams are first in yards rushing at 154.3 yards per game, sixth in passing at 310 and third in scoring at 32.7 points a game. Green Bay racked up a ridiculous 521 yards of total offense and scored 10 of their 33 points in the fourth quarter.

The Rams continued their dominant start to the season with a close win in Denver.