San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: 49ers having a great run on offense; Niners set for Monday Night Football in Mexico City

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) reacts after Christian McCaffrey scored a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sun Nov 13, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 The 49ers (5-4) have won four of their last six games and recently have defeated the Los Angles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are the 49ers locked in.

#2 Dave talk about the 49ers running their offense at full strength and it’s got them to got them and some wins.

#3 All the talk is about running back Christian McCaffrey and his addition has helped the 49ers in their recent four of their last six wins.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Mitchell, Al-Shaair, and McKivitz returning on practice squad; 49ers get ready for Sunday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers Elijah Mitchell is back on the practice squad retuning from a high ankle sprain (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast David:

#1 Dave with the San Francisco 49ers (4-4) Elijah Mitchell, Azeez Al-Shaair, and Colton McKivitz are back on the practice squad how good of a sign is that after their absence for the earlier portion of the season.

#2 Dave, 49ers general manager John Lynch says that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back Christian McCaffrey both have synergy and judging from that last game they had in the Southland against the Los Angeles Rams.

#3 Dave, In the upcoming game on Sunday Night Football Nov 13th the 49ers host the Los Angeles Chargers (5-3) who are rolling winning four of their last five games.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Could Santa Clara election turn control over to the 49ers?

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York meets with the media back on Jan 24, 2020 during Super Bowl 54. York has reportedly spent over $3.8 million for the Nov 8th, 2022 Santa Clara Mayoral and City Council election (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 Reports say that the Santa Clara election on Nov 8th could be politically influenced by 49ers CEO Jed York who contributed to the campaign fund donating over $3.8 million through it’s sports franchises and related entities towards electing a new mayor Anthony Becker and five city council members after the York and 49ers had been hounded about paying stadium management revenues to the city over the last few years. The Niners settled with the city for $1.6 million.

#2 The City Council voted to settle the stadium management debt that the 49ers owed Santa Clara but not without much rancor as in that city council meeting Becker was reportedly shouting and cussing at Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and city Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe causing them to call a policeman to stand in the meeting chambers for the rest of the meeting.

#3 After learning these reports Marko, how concerned are Santa Clara residents going into this election and could they be concerned that the Mayoral and city council races are heavily influenced by the 49ers and it could go the other way re-electing Gillmor because residents are afraid that the 49ers would have control on the city leadership?

#4 To this week’s action on the field Sunday’s win in Los Angeles over the Rams 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went to work in the second half after the 49ers were down by four points at half.

#5 The Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) head to Santa Clara for Sunday Night Football on Nov 13th a 5:20 pm kickoff at Levi Stadium. The Chargers have won three of their last four games. How do you see this match up this Sunday night.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: McCaffrey making a difference in 49ers offense

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (left) scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (right) at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sun Oct 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 David, as you stated in your previous podcasts San Francisco 49ers (4-3) running back Christian McCaffrey has made history in the little time that he’s been on the 49ers?

#2 The 49ers who were down to the Los Angeles Rams by four points came back and won the game 31-14. McCaffrey was part of that winning equation with a touchdown of his own.

#3 The Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) will come calling at Levi Stadium for Sunday Night Nov 13th Football a 5:20pm kick off. The Chargers have won three of their last four games.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Will offensive line protect Garoppolo much better this week against Rams?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo walks off the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara field after the 49ers were defeated handedly by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sun Oct 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David, the San Francisco 49ers who are coming off a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs had a concern about protecting 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The offensive line couldn’t seem to stop the Chiefs defensive pass rush.

#2 Dave, do you see running back Christian McCaffrey being a quick study on the playbook as he was impressive but did wing some of the playbook in last Sunday’s game?

#3 49ers are in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium against the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday. The Rams have lost two of their last three games and are coming off a win against the Carolina Panthers. How do you see this match up this Sunday in the Southland.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: McCaffrey can’t do it all; 49ers go up against Rams in LA on Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo walks off the field at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara after the 49ers were trounced by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sun Oct 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 Before last Sunday’s game at Levi Stadium the San Francisco 49ers (3-4) organization were excited about the signing of running back Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers. But McCaffrey can’t do all the heavy lifting as the 49ers were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) heavily 44-23.

#2 McCaffrey carried for eight times for 38 yards for an average of 4.8 yards. His teammates and fans were excited to see him carry the ball but it wasn’t enough as he didn’t score and the offense fall well short of challenging the Chiefs.

#3 Marko, talk about George Kittle who picked up his first touchdown of the season with six receptions for 98 yards and averaged 16.3 yards per catch. A day on the field but still facing the Chiefs you have to get in the end zone more times then that.

#4 McCaffrey got in the game but the question that resounded loudly how prepared was he for head coach Kyle Shanahan’s playbook?

#5 The Los Angeles Rams (3-3) despite getting defeated by the 49ers back on Oct 3, 24-9 and have lost two of their last three games they will have home field this Sunday and are coming off a 24-10 win against the Carolina Panthers how do you see this match up?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Greenlaw having a bounce back kind of year; Ward out for few weeks; Sloman signed as back up kicker

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw breaks up a pass intended for Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey during the first half action at Carolina on Sun Oct 9, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dre Greenlaw is having a bounce back year of sorts rebounded from his struggles of last season. Greenlaw is ied for sixth in the NFL with tackles with 49.

#2 Head coach Kyle Shanahan says free safety Jimmie Ward can play in a “few weeks” after he has surgery on his left hand.

#3 Kicker Sam Sloman 25 was signed to the 49ers practice squad as a back up for kicker Robbie Gould who has a knee contusion. Sloman was a seventh round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 2020.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: 49ers look to pick up road win in Carolina Sunday at B of A Stadium

San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga, right, returns an interception for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in second half action at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Monday Night Football Oct 3, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko, San Francisco 49ers (2-2) head coach Kyle Shanahan said he was impressed by the 49ers offensive line against the Los Angeles Rams (2-2) on Monday Night Football.

#2 How important has Kevin Givens and Hassaan Ridgeway been on defense for the 49ers and at stopping the Rams last week.

#3 Look like the left tackle position has been a tough one to cover, the loss of Trent Williams (ankle) and Colton McKivitz (knee) had put some pressure on left tackle Jaylon Moore as the 49ers face the Panthers this Sunday.

#4 Marko taking a look at quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s numbers from the last game against the Rams 16-27 for 239 yards, one touchdown, he certainly got support from Deebo Samuel 57 yard touchdown and Talanoa Hufanga who returned an interception.

#5 49ers are in Carolina. The Panthers (1-3) lost last week to the Arizona Cardinals (2-2) 26-16. How do you see the 49ers and Panthers matching up this Sunday.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Deebo covers some ground; Defense holds up in 49ers win 24-9

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) scores on a 57 yard catch in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave talk about San Francisco 49ers (2-2) Deebo Samuel who looked like he might take a short catch not too far but turned around and ran for 57 yards for a touchdown.

#2  Talanoa Hufanga returned a interception which helped the 49ers who defeat the Los Angeles Rams (2-2) on Monday Night Football 24-9.

#3 For 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 16-27 for 239 yards and one touchdown the defense also helped him win the game.

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Deebo and the defense dominate in 49ers 24-9 win over the Rams on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga celebrates his interception for a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on Monday OCT 3, 2022. (San Francisco 49ers)

by Marko Ukalovic

Death, taxes and the San Francisco 49ers dominating the Los Angeles Rams.

The combination of Deebo Samuel and a relentless defensive effort allowed the Niners to cruise to a 24-9 victory over their NFC Western Division rival on Monday evening at Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco is 7-0 in its last seven regular season against Los Angeles.

For the second time in three games, San Francisco’s stout defense did not allow an offensive touchdown. This time it was the high powered offense that is the Rams. The defenese did not allow a play over 20 yards as they dominated the trenches and made Los Angeles’ offense one dimensional for 60 minutes.

“We knew it would be a battle to keep them (Rams) out of the end zone, it was great. Our special teams played well. It was really cool to see cause I thought we had a chance to run away with it. So it was cool to not play perfect, but to overcome a lot of things and have a big victory,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Los Angeles (2-2) opened the game with a methodical 14 play 54-yard drive with a series of short passes, screens and check downs over the middle that resulted in a Matt Gay 39-yard field goal. The drive chewed up over eight minutes on the clock.

San Francisco (2-2) answered back on its first offensive possession. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers down the field on a eight play 75 yard drive where he completed four of his five passes for 45 yards. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. finished off the drive when he run untouched for a 32-yard rushing touchdown.

After another Gay field goal, San Francisco extended its lead with under three minutes left in the second quarter. On a third and three at their own 43 yard line, Garoppolo fired a high ball just beyond the outstretched reach of Derion Kendrick into the hands of Samuel. The hybrid wide receiver turned a short catch into a 57-yard highlight reel touchdown reception as he broke two tackles and juked out another would be tackler in the process on his way to the end zone for a 14-6 lead.

“Every time I get the ball in my hands it’s my mentality in trying to make a big play, but it’s just second nature to me right now,” said Samuel.

Samuel had his best game as a wide receiver of the season. He led the 49ers in receiving with six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.

Los Angeles tried to change the momentum to start the second half when they forced the a three and out on San Francisco’s first drive to start the third quarter. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford once again led a long drive down the field and once again the 49ers defense kept the Rams out of the end zone as Gay kicked his third field goal, a 26 yarder, to complete a 16 play 75 yard drive that ate 7:43 off the clock.

“The story of the night on the offensive side of the ball was self inflicted wounds, above the neck errors where we’re not doing the things that we’re capable of and I expect us to be better than that,” said Rams head coach Sean McVay.

San Francisco’s defense sealed the deal late in the fourth quarter with a game clinching pick six. Talanoa Hufanga read a wide receiver screen intended for star wide receiver Cooper Kupp and intercepted Stafford, returning the ball 52 yards to pay dirt. It was Hufanga’s team leading second interception as he has become a clutch player on this already talented 49ers defense in his sophomore season.

“They’ve been running screens all night. I kinda saw a different release than I’m used to. Instead of following my man, I just turned my head and the ball kinda just dropped in my face. I ain’t gonna lie. I thought (Matthew) Stafford was going to catch me,” Hufanga said.

San Francisco’s defense sacked Stafford seven times with Nick Bosa and Samson Ekubam both had two apiece. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw had an impressive game with 12 solo tackles, including one for a loss.

Garoppolo, who is now 7-0 against the Rams, finished 16 of 27 for 237 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a QB rating of 100.7. Wilson Jr. had a productive game with 74 yards on 18 carries.

“We’ve had some dog fights against these guys,” Garoppolo said when asked about the team’s success against the Rams. “That’s a good football team, give them credit. That’s a hellava D-line and our guys stood up to them and I thought they played really well.”

Kupp, who was the only offensive bright spot for the Rams, rewarded his fantasy football owners as he led all receivers with 14 catches for 122 yards. Stafford, who is 1-6 in his career against the 49ers, finished 32 of 48 for 254 yards with no touchdowns and the pick six.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 5-for-12 on third down conversions. Los Angeles was 5-for-15.

DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) WR Danny Gray (hip) S Tarvarius Moore (hamstring) LT Trent Williams (ankle) RB Ty Davis-Price (ankle) TE Tyler Kroft (knee) OL Nick Zakelj (coach’s decision) were inactive for San Francisco.

UP NEXT: San Francisco take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday 10/9 at 1:05pm at Bank of America Stadium.