When Do the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers Play Next?
Are the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers Rivals?
Yes, the Rams and 49ers are longtime NFL division rivals, both playing in the NFC West. The rivalry has been fueled by each team being from different parts of California, and a history of battles for the division title.
Who are the Los Angeles Rams’ Biggest Rivals?
The Rams’ biggest rival is the San Francisco 49ers. The rivalry goes back to 1950 and became very heated in the 1970s, as both teams competed for the NFC West title. The Rams moved to St. Louis in 1994 and continued the strong rivalry, but after moving back to Los Angeles in 2016, it became even more competitive as both teams competed for Super Bowl titles. The Rams also have a strong rivalry with the Seattle Seahawks.
Who are the San Francisco 49ers’ Biggest Rivals?
The 49ers’ biggest rival is the Los Angeles Rams. Closely following the Rams are the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. The Cowboys and 49ers battled for NFC Championships throughout the ’80s and ’90s and their fierce playoff battles led to an intense rivalry between the two teams.
The Seahawks are another division foe for the 49ers, and the recent success of both teams has fueled the rivalry as they battled for NFC West titles and Super Bowl berths.
Game Results between the Rams & 49ers
The Rams and 49ers have played each other more than 148 times over their storied histories, with the rivalry being fairly even in terms of wins and losses. The two teams have played each other twice in the playoffs, with each team winning one game.
Notable games include the 2022 NFC Championship Game, where the Rams trailed 17-7 in the fourth quarter, but a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp from Matthew Stafford and two field goals from Matt Gay led the Rams to a win and a trip to the Super Bowl. Back in 1953, the Rams and 49ers battled with the Niners, winning 31-30 on a last-minute field goal after trailing 20-0 in the second quarter.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location||Winner||Score|
|10/30/2022||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||31-14|
|10/03/2022||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||24-9|
|01/30/2022||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||20-17|
|01/09/2022||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||27-24|
|11/15/2021||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||31-10|
|11/29/2020||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||23-20|
|10/18/2020||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||24-16|
|12/21/2019||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||34-31|
|10/13/2019||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||20-7|
|12/30/2018||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||48-32|
|10/21/2018||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||39-10|
|12/31/2017||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||34-13|
|09/21/2017||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||41-39|
|12/24/2016||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||22-21|
|09/12/2016||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||28-0|
|01/03/2016||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||19-16|
|11/01/2015||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||27-6|
|11/02/2014||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||13-10|
|10/13/2014||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||31-17|
|12/01/2013||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||23-13|
|09/26/2013||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||35-11|
|12/02/2012||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||16-13|
|01/01/2012||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||34-27|
|12/04/2011||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||26-0|
|12/26/2010||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||25-17|
|11/14/2010||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||23-20|
|01/03/2010||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||28-6|
|10/04/2009||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||35-0|
|12/21/2008||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||17-16|
|11/16/2008||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||35-16|
|11/18/2007||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||13-9|
|09/16/2007||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||17-16|
|11/26/2006||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||20-17|
|09/17/2006||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||20-13|
|12/24/2005||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||San Francisco||24-20|
|09/11/2005||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||28-25|
|12/05/2004||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||16-6|
|10/03/2004||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||24-14|
|11/02/2003||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||30-10|
|09/14/2003||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||27-24|
|12/30/2002||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||31-20|
|10/06/2002||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||37-13|
|12/09/2001||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||27-14|
|09/23/2001||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||30-26|
|10/29/2000||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||34-24|
|09/17/2000||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||41-24|
|11/21/1999||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||LA Rams||23-7|
|10/10/1999||Rams||49ers||SoFi Stadium||LA Rams||42-20|
|12/27/1998||49ers||Rams||Levi's Stadium||San Francisco||38-19|
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers History
The Rams and 49ers first started playing in 1950 when the National Football League and All-America Football Conference merged, bringing three new teams to the NFL. Los Angeles was already a member of the NFL, while San Francisco was part of the three teams added to the league. The two teams have played at least twice every season since 1950, and have played twice in the NFL playoffs: in the 1990 NFC Championship and the 2022 NFC Championship.
The early rivalry in the ’50s and ’60s was fairly even. In 1970, the AFL and NFL merged, forcing realignment and the creation of a new division, the NFC West. The ’70s saw a dominant run by the Rams, with 10-game and eight-game winning streaks, and the Rams won seven consecutive division championships from 1973 to 1979.
The tide turned in the ’80s, with the 49ers becoming one of the powerhouse franchises in the NFL and taking control of the rivalry before complete domination in the ’90s. The ’90s saw the 49ers take a 17-game winning streak against the Rams and a 17-3 overall record against their division opponents.
Following the 1994 season, the Rams relocated to St. Louis and remained there until the 2016 season. The late ’90s and early ’00s saw a dominant run by the Rams (dubbed the “Greatest Show on Turf”), when they put together six straight victories against the 49ers. The latter part of the ’00s saw both franchises struggle overall, but the 49ers controlled the rivalry with an 8-2 record in the second half of the decade.
In 2016, the Rams relocated to Los Angeles. During the Rams’ time in St. Louis, the 49ers controlled the rivalry with a 25-16-1 record.
The intensity of the rivalry was reignited in the late 2010s and early 2020s, with both teams competing for NFC West division titles and Super Bowl berths, including the 2022 NFC Championship game. The Rams had lost six straight games to the 49ers entering the game, but snapped the streak with a 20-17 win en route to Super Bowl LVI, which the Rams eventually won.
Where Do the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams Play?
The 49ers play their home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, while the Rams play their home games at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. SoFi Stadium opened in late 2020 and was host to Super Bowl LVI, which was won by the Rams.
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