Well, that was an absolutely dominant half. It perhaps just didn’t feel like it.
For about 28 minutes, the Los Angeles Rams completely controlled the San Francisco 49ers in all aspects. The offense wasn’t stopped by the Niners once, but self-inflicted mistakes (a fumble on the snap from QB Jared Goff, a drop from RB Todd Gurley and an inexplicable near interception thrown by Goff) prevented what could have been a 30-point half. Defensively, the Rams were on top as well. The Niners’ first five drives? Fumble, punt, fumble, punt, interception. Oh and that second punt? Blocked for a safety by special teams diety Cory Littleton.
It was absolute dominance.
And then TE George Kittle had to ruin it because he is good and the Niners remembered that.
So let’s see what happens this half. Perhaps Goff settles in from his last drive where he looked his 2018 self. And if the offensive line continues to perform like the best offensive line in the NFL which they’ve looked like all year and have as well today, that’ll make things easy for Goff, Gurley and backup RB Malcolm Brown who might see even more time with the need for Gurley lessened by the affairs thus far.