|National Football League|
By The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (5-10) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - 49ers by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 8-7, Los Angeles 9-6
SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 68-65-3
LAST MEETING - Rams beat 49ers 41-39, Sept. 21
LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Jaguars 44-33; Rams beat Titans 27-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 20, Rams No. 5
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (23), PASS (10).
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (10), PASS (8).
RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (7), PASS (8).
RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (24T), PASS (6).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game means nothing in big picture because Rams have clinched first NFC West title since 2003, 49ers locked into fourth place. ... Jimmy Garoppolo looking for fifth straight victory since taking over as 49ers QB. ...Garoppolo's 1,250 yards passing most by any player in his first four starts for franchise. Since taking over, he ranks fourth in yards passing per game (312.5) and third in yards per attempt (8.7). ... 49ers can become second team in past 23 years to miss playoffs despite ending season on five-game winning streak. ... Rams completed turnaround from 4-12 to division champion, will be NFC's third or fourth seed. ... Rams first-year coach Sean McVay plans to rest stars for playoffs, including QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley, LT Andrew Whitworth, C John Sullivan, DT Aaron Donald. ... Sean Mannion will start at quarterback for Rams.
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Updated December 28, 2017