The San Francisco 49ers return to the NFC Championship Game for the second time in three seasons as they travel to take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. This marks just the second postseason meeting between the two teams, with the 49ers earning a 30-3 victory over the Rams in the NFC Championship Game on January 14, 1990.
The 49ers are coming off a 13-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. K Robbie Gould connected on a 45-yard game-winning field goal as time expired, marking his postseason career’s second walk-off field goal. DB Jimmie Ward blocked a Packers K Mason Crosby 39-yard field goal attempt, and DL Jordan Willis blocked a Packers P Corey Bojorquez punt. The 49ers became the first team to block both a field goal attempt and a punt since January 1, 1989, when the Buffalo Bills accomplished the feat versus the Houston Oilers (AFC-D). S Talanoa Hufanga recovered the blocked punt and returned it six yards for a touchdown. It marked the first time a member of the 49ers has returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the postseason in franchise history.
The defense led San Francisco, with the 49ers allowing just 67 rushing yards and sacking Packers QB Aaron Rodgers five times. DL Nick Bosa registered three tackles, 2.0 sacks, and one forced fumble. DL Arik Armstead notched five tackles and 2.0 sacks. DL Samson Ebukam added three tackles and 1.0 sack in the game. LB Fred Warner finished with six tackles and the first forced fumble of his postseason career as LB Dre Greenlaw added six tackles of his own and the first fumble recovery of his postseason career.
On offense, TE George Kittle registered four receptions for a postseason career-high 63 yards on the night, including a postseason career-long 24-yard catch. WR Deebo Samuel finished the game with 83 yards from scrimmage (44 receiving & 39 rushing).
Here is everything you need to know to follow the upcoming game.
When does the game start?
Sunday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. PT
Where is the game being played?
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Who are the head coaches?
49ers: Kyle Shanahan
Rams: Sean McVay
What channel is the game on?
Play-By-Play: Joe Buck
Color Analyst: Troy Aikman
Sideline Reporter: Erin Andrews
Sideline Reporter: Tom Rinaldi
What areas will receive the broadcast?
The game will be broadcast nationally.
Where can I stream the game?
NFL Game Pass subscribers can stream the game in its entirety once the matchup has been completed. International fans can watch the game live.
Bay Area fans can stream the game through the official 49ers app or at 49ers.com. Fans can also stream the game for free within the Yahoo Sports and NFL apps, so long as the game is being broadcast locally.
Where can I listen to the radio broadcast?
Bay Area fans can listen on KGO 810 AM and KSAN 107.7 FM The Bone, where Greg Papa and Tim Ryan will call the game.
Jesús Zárate and Carlos Yustis will call the came in Spanish. That broadcast can be listened to at 49ers.com/news/Espanol.
Los Angeles area fans can listen on ESPNLA 710 AM, where J.B. Long and Maurice Jones-Drew will call the game.
Nationally, fans can listen to the game via Westwood One Sports, where Kevin Harlan and Kurt Warner will call the game.
NFL Game Pass subscribers can listen to the game through that service.
SIRIUS: 82 (SF), 81 (LAR), 88 (National)
XM: 225 (SF), 226 (LAR), 88 (National)
SXM App: 827 (SF), 818 (LAR)
Fans can discuss the game within our Niner Talk forum.
How has this series played out historically?
Postseason Matchups: 1
Series Record: 49ers lead series 75-67-3
Postseason Series Record: 49ers lead series 1-0
49ers Home Record vs. Rams: 49ers lead series 37-34-2
49ers Postseason Home Record vs. Rams: 49ers lead series 1-0
49ers Away Record vs. Rams: 49ers lead series 38-33-1
49ers Postseason Away Record vs. Rams: None
First Meeting: 10/1/50, Rams win 35-14, at SF
First Postseason Meeting: 1/14/90, 49ers win 30-3, at SF (NFC-C)
Last Meeting: 1/9/22, 49ers win 27-24 (OT), at LAR
Last Postseason Meeting: 1/14/90, 49ers win 30-3, at SF (NFC-C)
Current Streak: Won 6
Current Postseason Streak: Won 1
Longest 49ers Win Streak: 17 (12/17/90 – 12/27/98)
Longest Postseason 49ers Win Streak: 1 (1/14/90 – present)
Longest Rams Win Streak: 10 (11/29/70 – 9/28/75)
Longest Postseason Rams Win Streak: None
Most 49ers Points: 48 (12/27/87): 49ers win 48-0, at SF
Most Postseason 49ers Points: 30, (1/14/90), 49ers win 30-3, at SF (NFC-C)
Most Rams Points: 56 (11/9/58): Rams win 56-7, at LA
Most Postseason Rams Points: 3, (1/14/90), 49ers win 30-3, at SF (NFC-C)
49ers Shutouts: 9 (Last 9/12/16), 49ers win 28-0, at SF
Postseason 49ers Shutouts: None
Rams Shutouts: None
Postseason Rams Shutouts: None
- QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 3,810 yards and had 23 TDs (20 pass, 3 rush) vs. 12 INTs for a 98.7 passer rating during the 2021 regular season. From Weeks 9-18, he ranked 3rd in the league with a 103.2 passer rating. He is 4-1 in 5 career postseason starts. He has 10 TDs (9 pass, 1 rush) vs. 7 INTs for a 96 passer rating in 6 career starts vs. the Rams.
- RB ELIJAH MITCHELL (rookie) rushed for 96 yards and a TD in the NFC Wild Card game at Dallas. He had 1,100 scrimmage yards (franchise rookie record – 963 rush, 137 rec.) and 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) during the regular season. He had 5 regular-season games with 100+ rushing yards, the most among rookies. He aims for his 3rd in a row vs. the Rams with 85+ rushing yards.
- TE GEORGE KITTLE had 71 receptions for 910 yards and 6 receiving TDs in 2021. He has 5 receiving TDs in his past 7 games vs. the Rams. He led the team with 63 receiving yards in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Green Bay.
- WR DEEBO SAMUEL was 1 of 2 players (AUSTIN EKELER) with 6+ rush TDs (8 – most by WR in a single season ever) and 6+ receiving TDs (6) in 2021. He is the only player in NFL history with 1,400+ receiving yards (1,405) and 300+ rushing yards (365) in a single season. He has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 games vs. the Rams. He aims for his 4th in a row vs. the Rams with 130+ scrimmage yards.
- WR BRANDON AIYUK had 107 receiving yards in the last meeting.
- WR JAUAN JENNINGS had 2 receiving TDs in the last meeting.
- DL NICK BOSA ranked tied-1st in TFL (career-high 21) and 4th in sacks (15.5) during the 2021 season. He has 6.5 sacks and 2 FFs in 5 career playoff games.
- LB FRED WARNER has 31 tackles, 2 PD, a FF, and an INT in 5 career playoff games. He has 6+ tackles in each of his 8 career games vs. the Rams.
- DL ARIK ARMSTEAD had a playoff career-high 2 sacks in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Green Bay and has 5 sacks in 5 career playoff games. He had 2.5 sacks in the Week 18 meeting.
The San Francisco 49ers return to the NFC Divisional Round for the second time in three seasons. They will travel to Green Bay and take on the Packers. This marks the ninth playoff matchup between the two teams, with the all-time postseason series tied at four wins each. San Francisco has won each of the past three playoff meetings against Green Bay.
The 49ers are coming off a 23-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. They were led by their rushing attack, as the team carried the ball 38 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns. RB Elijah Mitchell finished with 27 rushes for 96 yards and one touchdown and WR Deebo Samuel added 10 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown. Mitchell became the fourth 49ers rookie to register a rushing touchdown in the postseason.
The San Francisco 49ers will hold three full practices this week as the team prepares for its NFC Championship Game matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan, defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, special teams coordinator Richard Hightower, and various players are scheduled to speak with the media. The 49ers will make the press conferences available at 49ers.com, on the team’s official mobile app, and YouTube page.
Below is the schedule, which is subject to change, for
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When: Sunday, January 30th, 2022 at 3:30 pm PT (FOX)
Where: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Line: 49ers +3.5, over/under 46.5
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