West coast, best coast? Not quite, not yet.
It’s always a fun time when the Rams and 49ers get together. The most recent meeting of the two NFC West rivals resulted in an excellent NFC Championship Game. Early in the 2022 season, though, neither team has exactly looked like those playoff teams from last year, but for different reasons.
The Rams seem to be suffering from something of a Super Bowl hangover: Matthew Stafford has thrown four touchdowns to a gaudy five interceptions through just three games, but the Rams have put their Week 1 shellacking at the hands of the Bills behind them to win two straight games.
The 49ers will have to continue to navigate their 2022 season without their starting quarterback Trey Lance, but the alternative is just fine in Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo, who was the subject of trade rumors all throughout the offseason, is again the starter for the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan and Co. should count themselves lucky to have kept Garoppolo this offseason.
It’s a battle between NFC West rivals. Here’s how to watch two of the west’s best on Monday night:
What channel is Rams vs. 49ers on today?
Rams vs. 49ers is the “Monday Night Football” matchup for Week 4, meaning Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the booth and Lisa Salters will report from the sideline.
Those who choose to stream “MNF” have several options. FuboTV carries the ESPN family of networks as well as CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, which means they will be able to stream local games throughout the 2022 season. FuboTV also offers a free trial.
ESPN+, the network’s proprietary streaming service, will also carry Rams vs. 49ers.
Viewers in Canada will be able to stream the game via DAZN.
What time is Rams vs. 49ers on today?
Date: Monday, Oct. 3
Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
Kickoff for Monday night is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. That’s the customary start time for “Monday Night Football” games.
The Rams will travel to Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., meaning the game will start at 5:15 p.m. local time.
NFL live stream for Rams vs. 49ers
Rams vs. 49ers will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC. That means it will be available to stream on the ESPN app, as well as ESPN+.
Cord-cutters can watch “Monday Night Football” with fuboTV, which carries ESPN and ABC and also offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, Fox, NFL Network and NBC, so users can find most locally broadcast NFL games.
Other streaming options for Rams vs. 49ers are as follows:
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Yahoo! Sports App
Hulu Plus Live TV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2022
Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: ESPN app, ESPN+, fuboTV
ESPN made one of the biggest splashes of the broadcasting offseason when it signed Buck and Aikman to work “Monday Night Football,” pulling them away from Fox. Buck will handle play-by-play, while Aikman will provide color commentary.
There will be a pair of games in Week 2, with one game set to be broadcast on ESPN and the other on ABC.
“Monday Night Football” games can be watched on the ESPN app, through ESPN+ or on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. ESPN+ will also have exclusive coverage of the Oct. 30 matchup in London between the Broncos and Jaguars, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans (7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints
Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals (at Mexico City)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals