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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: Pro Football Focus game notes show dominance throughout

Here’s how PFF saw the Rams’ big Week 7 road win.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Here are Pro Football Focus’ notes on the Los Angeles Rams’ 39-10 Week 7 win over the San Francisco 49ers:


- After leaving the game against Denver early due to injury, left guard Rodger Saffold returned on Sunday and finished as the Rams’ highest graded player on offense (84.3). Saffold played 24 of the team’s 34 run snaps and earned his second highest run blocking grade of the season with his 82.5.

- Quarterback Jared Goff attempted five passes of 20 or more yards against the 49ers on Sunday and connected on three of them for 74 yards and a touchdown. His 143.8 passer rating on such passes ranks third highest among quarterbacks through Sunday’s games and contributed to his 73.7 pass grade. Goff has now completed 13 passes of 20 or more yards on the season, three more than he had through the first seven weeks of 2017 despite having six less attempts so far this season.


- Second-year safety John Johnson III earned the highest single-game grade of his career for his performance against the 49ers on Sunday (92.4) He played 48 of a possible 58 snaps for the defense, 29 of which were coverage snaps. He was targeted three times and allowed only one catch for nine yards, while intercepting one of those targets and allowing a passer rating of 2.8.

- Getting lost in interior defender Aaron Donald’s absurd pass-rushing day (82.0 pass-rush grade) is the fact that he was dominant in run defense (96.5 run defense grade). He was credited with three defensive stops in the run game on 16 run snaps played for a run stop percentage of 18.8. Overall, this was Donald’s highest graded game of his career in the NFL (95.4).