49ers: NaVorro Bowman Leads 28-0 Shutout Against The L.A. Rams

The San Francisco 49ers defense pitches a shutout against the L.A. Rams 28-0 on Monday Night Football; last year’s NFL leader in tackles pro bowler NaVorro Bowman help lead the charge.


The 49ers defense dominated against the L.A. Rams on Monday Night Football and pitch a 28-0 shutout.

There’s a host of players on defense that stood out and should be recognized, such as Quinton Dial, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Eric Reid, Jimmie Ward, Jaquiski Tartt, Antoine Bethea, Tramaine Brock, Deforest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Mike Purcell, Ahmad Brooks and rookie Ronald Blair to name a few.

The 49ers defense as a whole were instrumental in holding Rams running back Todd Gurley to 47 yards on 17 carries for a 2.8-yard average.

Important to note: 49ers only allowed 185 yards, forcing two interceptions along with two sacks. The Rams punted 10 times. Via ESPN.com.

Recently, on Niners Live we discussed how NaVorro Bowman’s leadership would be needed the most and on Monday night against the Rams his motivational speech set the tone.

Important to note: In 2015, Bowman led the NFL with 154 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and earned a trip to the pro bowl and was voted amongst his peers 61st on the top 100 list.

NaVorro Bowman started his 2016 campaign of the NFL season the same way he played and ended his 2015 season, in pro bowl form and fashion.

Bowman led the 49ers in tackles with nine, seven being solo, one tackle for loss, one pass defense and an interception that led to seven points for the offense.


All records, statistics, and accolades are courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com, Pro Football Focus,49ers.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com unless otherwise indicated.