Monday Night Football 11.15.21

Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers

Odds: Los Angeles -3.5, over/under 50

Weather: 59 degrees, 7% chance of precipitation, 4 MPH winds

The 7-2 Los Angeles Rams head to Santa Clara to take on a division rival, the 3-5 San Francisco 49ers. Los Angeles Rams are coming off a 28-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans, while San Francisco lost 31-17 to the Arizona Cardinals.

This game will mark the debut of newly signed Odell Beckham Jr. and the signing looks even better now after wide receiver Robert Woods tore his ACL Friday in practice. Woods had caught 45 passes for 556 yards and four touchdowns. Woods was averaging over seven targets a game so Beckham Jr. should see plenty of action going forward behind league leading wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Kupp has 74 receptions for 1019 yards and ten touchdowns this season. He is by far Matthew Stafford’s favorite option with 103 targets. Woods was second with 69 targets.

Stafford is having a great season, averaging 312 yards passing per game with 23 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Second year wide receiver Van Jefferson has put up solid numbers, catching 27 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns. Tight end Tyler Higbee is also a key part of the passing game with 35 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns.

Darrell Henderson Jr. leads the rushing attack with 562 yards on 121 carries and five touchdowns. He’s also caught 19 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Backup running back Sony Michel has 271 yards rushing on 72 carries with one touchdown.

Pass rusher Von Miller is expected to make his debut as well, adding another playmaker to an already fierce Los Angeles defense.

Jimmy Garoppolo leads San Francisco’s offense, averaging 255.3 yards passing per game with 8 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel has been Garoppolo’s favorite target and he’s having a breakout season. He has 49 receptions for 882 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end George Kittle returned from injured reserve last week and had a big game, catching six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has had a disappointing year so far, catching just 19 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns.

Elijah Mitchell leads the rushing attack with 89 carries for 469 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie running back Trey Sermon is second in rushing with just 135 yards. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk doesn’t contribute much to the run game, but he does have 17 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Injury report:

Out:

Los Angeles: WR Robert Woods (knee)

San Francisco: RB JaMychal Hasty (ankle), DL Maurice Hurst (calf), Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle), WR Mohamed Sanu (knee), DB Tavon Wilson (foot)

Questionable:

Los Angeles: OL Brian Allen (elbow), LB Von Miller (ankle), DB Darious Williams (ankle), WR Ben Skowronek (thigh), DB Dont’e Deayon (thigh)

San Francisco: DB Jimmie Ward (quadricep), DB Josh Norman (rib), DL Arden key (oblique)

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