Deebo Samuel might have himself a personal little rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, especially after his latest comments.
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver was a big part of the Niners pulling off a thrilling 27-24 overtime win over Los Angeles at SoFI Stadium in Week 18, stamping their ticket to the playoffs and helping push LA down a spot to No. 3 in the NFC playoff picture.
After putting up 95 receiving yards, 45 rush yards and two touchdowns (one on the ground and another passing), Samuel took a huge shot at the franchise and the fan base when he suggested they didn’t have enough fans in the stadium to create the type of noise he was hearing from them.
Looking at the pictures and videos from the game, it was easy to see that 49ers fans had taken over the stadium.
Samuel noted how the sound seemed to be different when the Niners offense was on the field, namely when a reporter asked him if it “felt like a home game out there.”
“It definitely did,” Samuel responded. “I felt like the Rams pumped noise because there weren’t many Rams fans there.”
Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 21-of-32 passes while also winning his first career division title. He had an interesting quote about the crowd noise.
“It was a tough environment for us to communicate in, really the entire second half,” Stafford told reporters after the game.
The 49ers have one of those fan bases that travel well and take over opposing stadiums with ease. We’ve already seen it in the past in Arlington when they faced the Cowboys. Now, they’ll be headed down South to do it again as the team faces off against them in their Wild Card playoff game.