Stingy defense leads Niners to blowout win
It was over when ...
In pitching the shutout, the Niners allowed 177 total yards, had five sacks and scored two defensive touchdowns, including DE Ray McDonald's 11-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter.
This was the first shutout for the 49ers since Jan. 6, 2002, when they beat the Saints 38-0. ... The Niners shut out their NFC West rivals for the first time since Sept. 8, 1996 (34-0). ... This is the second time this season the Rams have been blanked. They lost the season-opener 28-0 to Seattle. ... Filling in for injured RB Frank Gore, rookie Glen Coffee rushed 24 times for 74 yards. He also had 32 yards receiving.