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NFL Week 4: 49ers beat Rams 24-9 on MNF
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NFL Week 4: 49ers beat Rams 24-9 on MNF

Updated Oct. 3, 2022 11:14 p.m. ET

Week 4 of the NFL season came to a close on Monday, as the Los Angeles Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers, 24-9.

San Francisco now leads the all-time series 76-68-3 (including the postseason), and Niners coach Kyle Shanahan boasts an 8-4 record against Rams coach Sean McVay. However, Los Angeles won the most recent meeting, 20-17, in the NFC Championship Game last season. The Rams have not won at San Francisco since 2018.

The Niners improved to 2-2 while the Rams fell to 2-2.

Here are the top plays from Monday's action.

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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Opening FG for Rams

Los Angeles took the ball into the red zone on the game's opening possession with Matthew Stafford 7-for-7, but a Samson Ebukam sack stymied their offense. Kicker Matt Gay connected on a 39-yard field goal, putting the Rams up 3-0.

San Francisco finds the end zone

Jimmy Garoppolo was in a rhythm, completing three 10-plus-yard passes on the 49ers' opening drive. Then the quarterback pitched it to running back Jeff Wilson, who ran through the Rams defense for a 32-yard touchdown. The 49ers led 7-3.

Deebo Samuel humiliates Rams

After Gay hit his second field goal of the game for the Rams, the 49ers answered. Garoppolo found Samuel for a would-be first-down pickup, but the versatile wideout evaded a series of tackles for a 57-yard score. San Francisco led 14-6 at halftime.

Another Rams FG

Gay hit his third field goal of the game with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter. Cooper Kupp hauled in four receptions on the drive. Los Angeles trailed 14-9.

Starting the drive with a bang

Garoppolo hit fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who took off for a 35-yard pickup on the first play of the possession. Robbie Gould hit a 25-yard field goal to cap off the drive.

49ers keeping Rams around

A 49ers drive that included multiple dust-ups concluded with Gould missing a 42-yard field goal. San Francisco led 17-9 with 8:43 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Pick Six!

Talanoa Hufanga picked off Stafford and ran it back 52 yards for a touchdown, putting San Francisco up two scores.

Another LA turnover

Ebukam got to Stafford for a second time, strip-sacking the quarterback. Kerry Hyder recovered the ball for San Francisco, which went on to win 24-9.

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