The San Francisco 49ers end their 2018 season with a 4-12 record, following their 48-32 Week 17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
With the San Francisco 49ers out of playoff contention weeks ago, their season has now come to an end following their Week 17 thrashing by the L.A. Rams. The Rams were by far the dominant team, with the 49ers struggling to contain the Rams’ run game.
A myriad of turnovers from the 49ers would not help their cause, with the Rams accruing 21 points from three of the Niners’ turnovers in the first half alone.
On 3rd-and-1 on the 49ers’ opening drive, fullback Kyle Juszczyk extended his arm in attempt to reach a first down. However, Rams’ linebacker Mark Barron managed to get a hand in there knocking the ball away for a fumble:
Cornerback Aqib Talib scooped up the ball up and made a beeline for the Niners’ end zone. Tight end George Kittle gave chase, tackling Talib on the 49ers’ 7-yard line to save the touchdown. The Rams would get across the line just a few plays later, with quarterback Jared Goff throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks who was left wide open.
With the Rams piling on the points, the 49ers would not get on the board until late in the first quarter, following a field goal from kicker Robbie Gould.
Injuries also reared their ugly head again, with multiple players going down with injury. Key injuries included running back Jeff Wilson, who went out in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return, and guard Laken Tomlinson suffering a suspected ACL injury in the second quarter.
While the 49ers ended their season with a loss, they did manage to secure the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.