Winners, losers from SF 49ers Week 6 win vs. LA Rams

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) tackled by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) and free safety Jimmie Ward (20) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) tackled by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jaquiski Tartt (29) and free safety Jimmie Ward (20) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jimmy Garoppolo, SF 49ers
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Winners on the SF 49ers offence and defence

We’ll start with the winners on the 49ers offence, who needed to answer the call after a couple of weeks with nothing to show.

Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco’s quarterback had himself a night in front of millions watching on TV. Garoppolo completed 23 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns, including this one to wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk:

All eyes and camera lenses were focused on his right leg, which kept him out for two weeks. His ankle looked great, or at least better than last week, and he was back old self with check-down passes with the occasional pass down the field.

It’s not pretty football, but it’s effective.

Offensive line

Let’s not pretend everything is solved and problem-free along the line. However, let’s give this unit full credit for finally being the group we all thought they could be.

The SF 49ers offensive line absolutely dominated Donald and the Rams defensive line. The Niners didn’t allow a sack on Garoppolo for the first time this year, which allowed the quarterback to have success. Most of the game, the O-line gave its QB two seconds or more to throw, which changes how defences attack.

The O-line was also instrumental in the run game. The SF 49ers finished the night with 113 yards on the ground. The threat of the run opened up the pass, and we finally saw what this 49ers team is known for.

Let’s hope the O-line can keep up the solid effort against the New England Patriots next Sunday afternoon.

George Kittle

You can put tight end George Kittle in the winner’s zone almost every single week. He’s been the most constant 49er since his arrival a few years ago and he continues to get better.

Kittle and Garoppolo found their chemistry again. Kittle caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.

The SF 49ers hope the two of them continue to being dominate over the rest of the season.

Jason Verrett

Three tackles and one important interception for SF 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett:

He was all over the field making key knockdowns and tackles. The team was struggling in the secondary recently, but the play of Verrett should calm the nerves of the coaches and Faithful.

SF 49ers Offence honourable mentions

The SF 49ers offence was rolling in prime time. Running backs Raheem Mostert and JaMycal Hasty combing for just over 100 yards on the ground.

Wide receivers Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and Kendrick Bourne had 112 yards total in the air, with Samuel and Aiyuk contributing with touchdowns.

It was a bounce-back game for the offense, and SF 49ers fans hope they continue to jell as they get into the meat of their schedule.

SF 49ers Defensive honourable mentions

With seven tackles apiece, linebackers Dre Greenlaw and Fred Warner along with cornerback Emmanuel Moseley set themselves apart from the other.

As a whole, the defence stepped up against a Rams offense, which was rolling the first five weeks. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh needed to get the most out of his squad and was able to do so, despite a garbage-time score.