The 49ers wound up the 1986 regular season with a win over the Rams, in which they outgained the Rams, 408 yards to 229, more than doubled them in first downs, 27-12, and had the ball for 13.5 more minutes.
After 49er Joe Cribbs fumbled with 4:14 remaining, Charles Haley made a sack of Jim Everett on first down, and the 49ers held onto their lead from there. Montana led a 92-yard drive for a touchdown in the second quarter to go up 17-7, got a block on Rams defensive end Doug Reed to help Jerry Rice get a 15-yard run on a reverse in the third quarter, and threw a 44-yard bomb to Rice in the first quarter.
After the game, Jim Everett said of Don Griffin and Tim McKyer, who caught two of Everett’s three interceptions: “Their corners played surprisingly well. They had us confused at times. Some of the things that I did wrong were probably rookie mistakes.”