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Rams-49ers SNF: Second half game thread

There’s plenty of time to take the lead from the Niners

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Well, it was a brutally disappointing first half for the Rams but the 49ers lead is not insurmountable and Sean McVay’s offense gets the ball to start the third quarter. San Francisco has a 21-6 lead at halftime.

As bad as the Rams first half feels, they only had three offensive series prior to their last possession and one of those went for 64 yards and a touchdown. A team punting twice in a row is nothing to be concerned about. On the fourth possession, McVay and Jared Goff had limited time to work with, even if the execution and play calling on that final drive is questionable.

What will have to be addressed is the 49ers ability to move the ball and run the clock down against LA’s defense. San Francisco had the ball for at least 3:21 on all four possessions, which is longer than all but one of the Rams drives. They had a 76-yard, 87-yard and 75-yard drive, the last two of which went for longer than six minutes.

There’s plenty of time to change those trends and the lead. Talk about it here.