NFC Championship: 49ers at Rams (5:30 CT) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Just like we all expected, right? The San Francisco 49ers upset the Cowboys and the Packers on the road to punch their ticket to their second NFC Championship in three years, and the Los Angeles Rams defeated Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions in Tampa Bay last week to secure their second appearance in this contest under head coach Sean McVay.

Can the 49ers continue their unexpected march to the Super Bowl or will Matthew Stafford get to play in his first Super Bowl?

Game Info

San Francisco 49ers (10-7, 3rd NFC West) at Los Angeles Rams (12-5, 1st NFC West)

Kickoff Time: 5:30 p.m. CT
Broadcast: (TV)
FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, & Tom Rinaldi – (Radio) Westwood One (SiriusXM Ch 88): Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner & Laura Okmin
Site:
 SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Ca.
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Odds: LAR -3.5 – O/U: 45.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

49ers Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Jimmy Garoppolo
•   RB Elijah Mitchell
•   WR Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Juan Jennings
•   TE George Kittle
•   LT Trent Williams, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Alex Mack, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Tom Compton

Defense
•   LDE Arik Armstead, LDT Kentavius Street, RDT D.J. Jones, RDE Nick Bosa
•   WLB Azeez Al-Shaair, MLB Fred Warner, SLB Dre Greenlaw
•   LCB Emmanuel Moseley, RCB Josh Norman
•   FS Jimmie Ward, SS Jaquiski Tartt

Specialists
•   Robbie Gould (kicker), Mitch Wishnowsky (punter, holder), Taybor Pepper (long snapper), Ambry Thomas, Brandon Aiyuk (kick and punt returns)

Rams Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Matthew Stafford
•   RB Sony Michel
•   WR Cooper Kupp, Odell Beckham Jr., Van Jefferson
•   TE Tyler Higbee
•   LT Andrew Whitworth, LG David Edwards, C Brian Allen, RG Austin Corbett, RT Rob Havenstein

Defense
•   LDE A’Shawn Robinson, NT Greg Gaines, RDE Aaron Donald
•   WLB Leonard Floyd, LILB Travin Howard, RILB Troy Reeder, SLB Von Miller
•   LCB Darious Williams, RCB Jalen Ramsey
•   FS Taylor Rapp, SS Nick Scott

Specialists
•   Matt Gay (kicker), Johnny Hecker (punter, holder), Matthew Orzech (long snapper), Brandon Powell (kick and punt returns)

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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