49ers beat Rams, 31-10 — its 1st home game win in over a year

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There is not much time left for the San Francisco 49ers to create its identity this season following the about two months that highlighted one win and several failures.

Giving the team a pleasant kick-off was the opening 18-play touchdown against Los Angeles Rams, AP News reported.

Two touchdown passes from Jimmy Garoppolo covered the lengthy drive, and the team gained more score with Jimmie Ward’s return of one of his two interceptions in the first quarter. The 49ers scored their first home win in over a year on Monday with its game against the Rams, 31-10.

“It got us into a rhythm for sure,” Garoppolo uttered. “That’s the way we want to do it. Just running the ball, converting on third down and then score at the end. I don’t want to say it took their soul away but it definitely did something.”

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs against Los Angeles Rams defensive back David Long Jr. (22) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey, rear, during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

In a total of five games, the Niners only won one and were at risk of being eliminated from the playoff race before gathering a complete performance in their fifth straight victory against the Rams.

Garappolo tossed TD passes to George Kittle and Deebo Samuel. Samuel aimed for a score while Ward defensively moved the big plays to have the team attain its second home victory in the past two seasons.

The Niners even surpassed the daring goal by coach Kyle Shanahan, who set it at 40 carries. The Niners got 44 runs for 156 yards.

“I almost regretted it because it’s tough to do,” Shanahan said. “I’m glad I set it. We came through with it. It’s a huge team goal.”

In nine years, San Francisco got its most hurries in a regular-season game. The team used the same formula that made them into the Super Bowl two years ago.

San Francisco had 11 carries for 39 years last week in a game it lost to Arizona, 31-17.

“If you want to establish any type of dominance, especially in the trenches, I think that is necessary,” Trent Williams said. “You got to run the ball and got to make your opponents respect it.”

In the fourth quarter, Garoppolo connected on a 40-yard TD to Samuel, which helped the Niners attain the win.