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It’s been tough to beat the 49ers on Monday Night Football over the last several years. San Francisco will go into Green Bay riding a nine-game winning streak in Monday games.
Perhaps the most impressive part of those wins is the dominance they’ve exhibited in them. They won all nine by double-digits, with an average margin of victory of 19.3 points-per-game.
Their closest contest in that stretch was a 10-point win over the Falcons in Week 16 of the 2013 season. That was the final game at Candlestick where NaVorro Bowman’s pick-six sealed a victory and sent the 49ers to the playoffs.
That Bowman play isn’t the only notable thing to happen in those Monday night games though. Weird things happen on Monday night. Let’s run down the list of the 49ers’ last nine Monday Night Football contests and find the quirky thing from each one:
This was the game where the box on the power line near Candlestick Park exploded and power was lost at the stadium. It’s a little weird that this wasn’t the only Jim Harbaugh-coached game that involved a power outage. San Francisco also had a plus-four turnover margin this game. That’s not a thing that happens much these days.
Two statistical oddities from this one. The Cardinals, for the second time in as many MNF games against the 49ers, couldn’t run the ball. They amassed seven yards on nine carries. That makes 20 yards on 20 carries in their last two Monday Night Football games vs. the 49ers.
The second fun stat from this game is Alex Smith’s incredible efficiency. Smith 18-of-19 pass attempts for 232 yards and three touchdowns. His lone miss was a drop that hit tight end Delanie Walker in the chest.
Colin Kaepernick’s debut was this night. He finished 16-of-23 for 243 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Bears entered this game with 30 takeaways in nine games, but had none against the 49ers. It was their only game all year without at least one takeaway.
On Sunday the Rams take on Denver at 4:05 p.m. The Rams don’t have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 7-point advantage in the spread.
The Rams might be getting used to good results now that the team has five wins in a row. They skirted past Seattle 33-31. Todd Gurley, who rushed for 77 yards and 3 touchdowns, was a major factor in the Rams’ success. If you haven’t heard Gurley’s name lately, then you haven’t been paying much attention: he has loomed large in their past five games.
Meanwhile, things haven’t been easy for Denver, and their game last Sunday only extended their streak of losses to three. Last Sunday, they lost to the Jets by a decisive 18-point margin.
The Rams’ win lifted them to 5-0 while Denver’s defeat dropped them down to 2-3. The teams both might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times (the Rams picked up 476 yards, Denver 469).
It’s not hard to see why the Los Angeles Rams are favored by a touchdown over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. They have the league’s top passer in Jared Goff, the No. 2 rusher in Todd Gurley and three receivers on pace for more than 1,300 yards.
Despite their struggles on defense recently, the Rams are still the team to beat in the NFC, and possibly in all of football. The Broncos are a legitimate threat with their two-headed monster in the backfield – Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman – but their secondary has been shaky, and unless Von Miller gets to the quarterback consistently, the pass rush isn’t great.
It’s highly likely the Rams move to 6-0 on the year Sunday, and that’s exactly what the experts expect to happen. According to NFL Pick Watch, 97 percent of experts are picking the Rams. Here are five people taking L.A.
All week, the prominent conversation surrounding the Rams’ defense has centered on the unit’s ability to stop the run.
Making it clear he was speaking for himself and not necessarily using language the team had discussed, defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh said the club’s run defense had been “terrible” over the last couple weeks.
And if players aren’t where they’re supposed to be — as in, trying to make a play in the gap between the guard and tackle instead of just staying home between the guard and center — that’s when long runs can break off.