Five keys to the game for when the 49ers play the Rams this weekend.

49ers vs Rams Week 18


Kittle is all-world vs all-pro when he's healthy. Right now he's healthy and delivering incredible game stats seemingly at will. Kittle needs to be contained. Somehow.

George Kittle


Last week Matthew Stafford threw for 309 yards, 8.8 YPA, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. He hooked up with OBJ late to get the come-from-behind victory but he has not been solid lately. As he goes, so go the LA Rams.

Matthew Stafford


In week 17 Trey Lance threw for 2 TDs, a 10.8 YPA, and a 116 QBR. Starting out very conservative he warmed up. Jimmy Garappolo has a bum thumb right now and it's a toss-up as to who starts. Rams D doesn't care.

49ers QB


Against the Vikings Kupp got 7 targets, hauled in 6 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. Typical.  Stafford to OBJ is exciting. Stafford to Kupp is critical.

Cooper Kupp


The Niners' pass defense held Matthew Stafford in week 10 to 243 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, and a 67.5 QBR. That's winning football and if they can frazzle Stafford again this week it's Niners victory all the way.

49ers Pass D

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You can't mention the Rams without mentioning Aaron Donald. It's such a given you can overlook him. BIG mistake. He will make a difference on game day.

Bonus Key


In week 10 Deebo Samuel exploded for 97 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD, and 1 rushing TD. Yeah, he is all that and you better have a game plan to stop him.