5 ways 49ers make life miserable for Rams QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Rams fans react to a fumble recovery by the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

No. 2: 49ers fans must come out in force at SoFI Stadium

Ah, yes. The 49ers can “have a little help from their friends” in Southern California on Sunday, or so the song goes.

By now, you’re probably familiar with the Rams’ feeble efforts to prevent Niners fans from overloading SoFI Stadium as they did back in Week 18, creating a sea of red and forcing Matthew Stafford to actually go with a hard count when his team was on offense.

In effect, it was a San Francisco home game at an away venue.

The ban on selling tickets for the game outside of the greater Los Angeles area has since been lifted, but it never even took into account the sheer number of 49ers fans who live in the area anyway.

Plus, there were going to be ways around the restrictions regardless.

Either way, those Niners fans who plan on flooding into SoFI Stadium for the NFC Championship game are going to be trying their best to ensure Stafford can’t communicate anywhere as easily as he otherwise might against an opponent with fewer ties to the area.