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Key stats from the 49ers’ 23-20 Week 12 win over the Rams

Nov 29, 2020 at 7:19 PM--

The San Francisco 49ers pulled off an upset 23-20 victory over the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, earning the team's first win since October and keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Below are several statistics and notes from Sunday's game, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

With the win…

  • The Niners improved to 5-6 on the season.
  • The 49ers improved to 73-67-3 overall against the Rams, including a 37-33-1 record on the road.
  • The Niners have won their first contest at SoFi Stadium.
  • San Francisco is now 2-2 against the NFC West this season.
  • The 49ers are now 4-2 on the road in 2020.
  • San Francisco has swept the season series against the Rams for the 2nd-consecutive season, doing so in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2008-09.

Take It Away, Take It Away, Take It Away Now

  • The 49ers defense registered 4 takeaways (2 FRs & 2 INTs), marking the 2nd time this season the team had 4 takeways in a game [at NE (10/25/20) – 4 INTs].
  • San Francisco's 3 takeaways in the 1st half (2 FRs & 1 INT) are the most by the team in the 1st half of a game since 10/7/19 vs. Cle. (2 INTs & 1 FR).
  • The 2 FRs in the 1st half are the most in the 1st half of a game by the 49ers since 9/30/12 at NYJ (2).

The Boys Are Back In Town

  • Making his first return to action since Week 1, CB Richard Sherman intercepted Goff for a 19-yd. return, marking his 1st INT of the season and 36th of his career.
  • Sherman's 36 INTs are the most among active players since 2011.
  • Making his first return to action since Week 6, RB Raheem Mostert registered 16 carries for 43 yds., including an 8-yd. TD run, his 2nd TD of the season and 11th of his career.
  • Making his first return to action since Week 7, WR Deebo Samuel finished the game with a career-high 11 recepts. for 133 yds., marking his 1st 100-yd. game of the season and 4th of his career.

Kinlaw & Order

  • DT Javon Kinlaw intercepted Rams QB Jared Goff and returned it 27-yds. for a TD, marking his 1st career INT and 1st career TD.
  • His INT returned for a TD is the 1st by a 49ers defensive lineman since DT Ray McDonald [at Car. (10/24/10)].
  • Kinlaw's INT returned for a TD is also the 1st INT returned for a TD by a 49ers rookie since CB Dontae Johnson [at StL (10/13/14)].

You Can Run, But You Can't Hyder

  • DL Kerry Hyder finished with 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 1 FR on the day. Hyder extended his team lead in sacks to 7.5 on the season and now has 17.5 in his career.
  • Hyder's 2.0 sacks tied his career-high and marked his 3rd-career multi-sack game.
  • Hyder has registered at least 0.5 sack in 7 of the team's 11 games this season.
  • Hyder also recovered a Goff fumble, his 1st FR of the season and 3rd of his career.

The Eraser

  • DB Jimmie Ward registered a pair of forced fumbles in the 1st half, knocking the ball loose from Rams RB Malcolm Brown and Goff. The 2 FFs were the first of his career.

Givens The Rams A Headache

  • DL Kevin Givens recovered the Brown fumble, marking the 1st FR of his career.

Good As Gould

  • With :04 seconds remaining in the game, K Robbie Gould knocked in a 42-yd. FG to give the 49ers a 23-20 victory.
  • Throughout his 15-year career, Gould has connected on 16 game-winning FGs in the regular season (losing by 2-or-less points or tied in the 4th Qtr. or tied in OT), with 6 coming as a member of the 49ers.
  • His game-winning FG was the first for Gould since 12/21/19 vs. LAR (W, 34-31).

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