Where 49ers fans rank against other NFC West teams

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Fans cheer in the second half of the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

More rabid than the worst NFC West fans but not by much: Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI will certainly skew the data and analysis here by a little bit, especially because there are inevitably going to be bandwagon fans jumping up and down at the thought of head coach Sean McVay’s squad winning it all after being a good-not-great team throughout the entirety of 2021.

However, the Rams’ own playoff run revealed some serious fanbase flaws that were on full exposure throughout the postseason.

For starters, and 49ers fans know this well, SoFI Stadium has earned the moniker of “Levi’s Stadium South,” based on the sheer multitude of Niners fans making their way for games between San Francisco and LA there.

So much to the point where Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford’s wife was shocked at the amount of red and gold in the stands during a Week 18 game last season. And if you doubted it, just listen to the crowd’s reaction when cornerback Ambry Thomas sealed San Francisco’s Week 18 victory with an overtime interception of Stafford:

Granted, Los Angeles got its revenge in the NFC Championship game, and that’ll likely serve as a rallying point for Rams fans for a while.

Yet, not unlike the Cardinals’ fanbase, there aren’t exactly a ton of LA fans out at SoFI or anywhere else across the nation.

Nope, Los Angeles is still rightfully dominated by the Lakers, Dodgers and even USC to a point.