Sam Darnold starting for 49ers in Week 18
What it means:
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Sam Darnold will start Week 18's game against the Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers have clinched the top seed in the NFC and will rest Brock Purdy for their regular-season finale against Los Angeles on Sunday. Sam Darnold will get the start against Carson Wentz and the Rams. Darnold will face a Rams' defense ranked 20th overall in numberFire's Power Rankings. The Rams' pass defense ranks 17th.