QBs Brock Purdy and Matthew Stafford will be facing off on September 17, when the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) and Los Angeles Rams (1-0) play at SoFi Stadium. In the column below, we take a look at the numbers to determine which signal caller is more likely to carry his team to victory.

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Rams vs. 49ers Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Venue: SoFi Stadium
  • Location: Inglewood, California
  • TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Matthew Stafford vs. Brock Purdy Matchup

Matthew Stafford 2022 Stats Brock Purdy
9 Games Played 9
68% Completion % 67.1%
2,087 (231.9) Passing Yards (Per Game) 1,374 (152.7)
10 Touchdowns 13
8 Interceptions 4
9 (1) Rushing Yards (Per game) 13 (1.4)
1 Rushing Touchdowns 1

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49ers Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the 49ers were driven by their defense, which ranked first in the NFL with 16.3 points allowed per game. They also ranked second in total yards allowed (300.6 per game).
  • When it came to defending the pass, San Francisco gave up 3,789 passing yards last year, ranking 21st in the league. In terms of passing touchdowns allowed, it ranked fifth in the NFL with 20.
  • Against the run, the 49ers ranked second in the NFL in rushing yards allowed with 1,321 (77.7 per game) and first in yards allowed per rush attempt (3.4).
  • On defense, San Francisco ranked 20th in the NFL in red-zone efficiency allowed at 56.8%. In third-down efficiency allowed, it ranked 16th at 39%.

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Rams Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Rams' defense was 21st in the NFL with 22.6 points allowed per game and 19th with 341.1 total yards allowed per contest.
  • When it came to stopping the pass, Los Angeles ranked 22nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed (3,842) and 14th in passing TDs allowed (23).
  • Against the run, the Rams allowed 1,956 total rushing yards (13th in NFL) and ranked 11th in yards allowed per rush attempt (4.3).
  • On defense, Los Angeles ranked first in the NFL in red-zone percentage allowed at 44.4%. In third-down efficiency allowed, it ranked 22nd at 40.4%.

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