Slumping California rivals collide when Rams host 49ers

LOS ANGELES (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (1-13) vs LOS ANGELES (4-10)

Saturday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Rams by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 2-11-1, Los Angeles 4-8-2

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 67-64-3

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Rams 28-0, Sept. 12

LAST WEEK - Falcons beat 49ers 41-13; Seahawks beat Rams 24-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 31, Rams No. 29

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (4), PASS (32).

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (18).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (29).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (19), PASS (9).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Worst of times for traditional NFC West rivals reunited in California this season. ... It'll be weakness vs. weakness when 49ers' NFL-worst defense sizes up Rams' NFL-worst offense. ... Since routing Rams in opening week, Niners haven't won. San Francisco is on longest losing streak in franchise history. ... One more defeat would be first-year coach Chip Kelly's 14th, matching single-season franchise record. ... Defense ranks last in scoring and yardage, and has already allowed franchise-worst 2,468 yards rushing. ... Niners haven't won at Coliseum since Oct. 11, 1976. ... LT Joe Staley could miss third straight game with hamstring injury. Rookie John Theus made NFL debut at LT last week. Theus blocked for LA's Todd Gurley in college at Georgia. ... Rams have lost five straight, nine of 10 heading into offseason coaching change. ... After Jeff Fisher's firing, Rams interim coach John Fassel couldn't spark touchdown out of NFL's worst offense last Thursday in Seattle. ... Rams are last in points per game and yards per game. They've failed to score more than 10 points in eight of 14 games. ... QB Jared Goff still hasn't won, but should play after getting apparent concussion last week at Seattle. ... Fantasy Tip: Rams finally might have found only opponent they can run against. Gurley is having miserable season, but still getting steady carries.

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