3 overreactions from 49ers' Week 2 win over hated Rams

The San Francisco 49ers took out their archrivals in the Los Angeles Rams, but it wasn't a perfect performance by any stretch of the imagination.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
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Overreaction No. 3: 49ers defensive line held in check, needs some momentum

One disappointing aspect of the game was that the much-vaunted 49ers defensive line failed to put consistent pressure on Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, which in turn allowed him to find his receivers regularly.

While there were good plays from time to time, and they were by no means overrun, it was a relatively disappointing performance from a defensive front that combined for five sacks in Week 1 and had a good record overwhelming the Rams.

EDGE Nick Bosa has shown glimpses but otherwise has not been able to recapture his 2022 form yet, EDGE Drake Jackson did not follow up his performance last week, which netted three sacks, and the team needed help with blitz schemes to put up consistent pressure.

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Time to press the panic button? Well, not quite.

The Rams went with very quick routes, designed to push for consistent gains rather than looking deep. When Stafford did hold onto the ball, the 49ers' pass rush did fine to pressure him even if the defensive line went sackless (the one sack went to linebacker Fred Warner).

On the plus side, the defensive line got help for a change instead of shouldering the load in the passing game, with two interceptions from the 49ers doing the job and sealing the win.

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