Why the 49ers will beat the Rams to advance to the Super Bowl
It’s not easy to defeat an opponent three times in the same season.
But that’s exactly what the San Francisco 49ers are going to do when they take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game.
The laws of probability may not agree here simply because the Rams are “owed” a win. Luckily, there’s a real game to be played here for the 49ers. And in this game, “probability” cannot take physicality into account. It is unquantifiable. It’s the nature of the sport and what makes the 49ers so threatening. Their aggressive nature is what opposing teams struggle to match.
And that’s why the 49ers will beat the Rams to qualify for the Super Bowl.
This could be the fourth or fifth time the 49ers will face the Rams this season. I would always side with the 49ers because they have something the Rams don’t – aggression.
It’s no coincidence that the Niners have owned the Rams for the past three seasons. They get physical with them and the Rams tap. Look no further than Week 18 during a third quarter practice when the 49ers ran the ball every time and the Rams had no answer. That drive alone spoke squarely out loud about how the 49ers viewed the Rams as a sweet team.
“It’s just how you do things,” Kyle Shanahan said of your physique. I don’t think you should choose when to be physical in football. You get more than five fouls or six I guess in the NBA. But you want guys to play the game right. And I think it starts with practicing that way, which is a very fine line.
“You can’t do this all the time and keep the guys healthy. That’s why it’s a tough sport to play. It’s a tough sport to play all year round, but that’s what “It’s about the sport. It’s about the physical, it’s about running, it’s about hitting, it’s about blocking, it’s about tackling and you have to train the guys to do that.
The Rams scouted them 17 points against the 49ers in Week 18 and AGAIN missed the game. This team can’t handle the 49ers for four quarters because their physicality ends up exposing them. Los Angeles can only handle part of it before it starts to draw. Expect the same to happen this time with a flurry of attacks from Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel.
The only chance the Rams have in this game is for Matthew Stafford to win the game of his life, which I wouldn’t hold my breath for. The 49ers defense has been solid all season and I sincerely doubt they’ll allow Stafford to have an elite game. They just confused and smothered Aaron Rodgers last weekend on the road in tough conditions. Stafford doing much better than Rodgers would be a shock, but that’s what they’ll need to beat the 49ers.
Other than that, this game is for the Niners to get back to the Super Bowl.