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Mullens Put Up 252 Yards as the San Francisco 49ers Held on Against the Los Angeles Rams 23-20

The San Francisco 49ers held on against the Los Angeles Rams in a thrilling 23-20 win, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. They deployed a rushing game that produced 115 yards, one rushing touchdown, to support a Nick Mullens performance of 252 yards and no touchdowns.

Mullens finished the game completing 24 of 35 passes, to lead the way for the 49ers. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 77.30, coming from a performance that included 252 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception for the game.

Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert led the rushing game for the 49ers. Wilson Jr. rushed for 43 yards from carrying the football 12 times. Wilson Jr. was helped by Mostert who carried the football 16 times for a total of 43 yards. In the passing game, Mullens was most successful throwing the ball to Kendrick Bourne and Deebo Samuel. Bourne caught three passes for a total of 34 yards, while Samuel contributed with 133 yards from 11 passes.

The 49ers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in two sacks, and two tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles, with one defensive touchdown.

Compared to Mullens of the 49ers, Jared Goff of the Rams threw for 198 yards with zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, completing 19 of 31 passes, for a 52.90 passer rating.

The Rams’ rushing game was led by Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. For the game, Akers carried the ball nine times, rushed for 84 yards, and one touchdown. Henderson supplemented and carried the ball a total of 10 times for a total of 19 yards. Meanwhile Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Rams. Woods caught seven passes from Goff for a total of 80 yards, while Kupp contributed with 41 yards from two passes.

For the game, the Rams defensive effort yielded three forced fumbles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After this game, the 49ers improved to a record of 5-6, while the Rams dropped to a 7-4 record.