49ers vs. Rams: 3 things to look forward to in Week 8

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Nick Bosa, Matthew Stafford, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams
Defensive end Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers sacks quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

No. 2: 49ers’ recent success vs. Rams

If we look at the recent success the Niners have had against the Rams in the regular season, then history is on San Francisco’s side in Week 8.

The 49ers lead the series all-time with a record of 76-68-3 against their NFC West rivals, and that includes a streak of 7-0 in the last seven regular-season games the teams played.

In the last three meetings between these squads going back to last season, the Rams averaged 14.3 points per game. San Francisco, on the other hand, averaged 27.3 points per game. In those past three matchups between the two teams, the 49ers recorded 14 sacks, and defensive end Nick Bosa accounted for 3.5 sacks in that same stretch.

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Now, consider that the Rams have had a myriad of injuries to starters along their offensive line, and Bosa along with the rest of the defensive line could be feasting on Sunday.

With history on the Niners’ side, the Week 8 game could be just what their top-tier defense needs to bounce back and right the ship that is the 2022 season.