Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season features the first divisional matchup on "Thursday Night Football".
The Rams are 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 games in September and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the NFC West. St. Louis is also 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games in Week 3.
The San Francisco 49ers were also on the losing end in their Week 2 game. But their offense, led by quarterback Brian Hoyer simply must be better if they are to compete.
Goff is unlikely to win you a game just yet but he's certainly moving away from being liable to lose you one.
Shanahan said he never thought about turning to backup C.J. Beathard. "But like I said, we're taking it game by game and just focusing on the future right now". ". We had to go back to work".
Hoyer followed his coach's advice.
The 49ers later took possession with 6:35 left, and immediately were in scoring position thanks to a 59-yard hookup between Hoyer and Garcon.
The penalty brought the ball to the 49ers' 2-yard line, and Todd Gurley scored his third touchdown of the game on the next play as the Rams had a 24-13 lead at halftime.
Tartt and Ward started at strong safety and free safety, respectively, for the 49ers, side-by-side in an National Football League secondary just as they'd been in the defensive backfield at Davidson High School in Mobile. Meanwhile, the Rams went out and got some decent receivers for Jared Goff to throw to in Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins, and last night showed how much easier it is to move the ball when you have two receivers capable of running fast and catching the ball.
"We had a couple shots early and the protection didn't hold up", Shanahan gruffly responded when informed Hoyer hadn't even attempted a pass longer than 20 yards in the Seattle game. "It's been very frustrating going two games so far without a touchdown, but I think Thursday's going to be the day we flip that switch and we start putting points on the board".
Yes, I saw the play. McVay, if you didn't know, doesn't watch the defense when they're on the field. They'll have an opportunity to bounce back against another team in the stages of rebuilding in tonight's game. "That's what the guy's job is to do". That put the score at 41-39, forcing the Niners to go for two because they missed an extra point earlier.
The Rams appeared to clinch the win when they stopped the two-point conversion, but San Francisco recovered a brilliantly placed onside kick from Robbie Gould. Both players totaled more than 1,800 scrimmage yards in 2016. Gurley became the first Rams running back since Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk in 2001 to score three times in one half.
Jacoby Brissett came off the bench to complete a 50-yarder to Donte Moncrief among four Indianapolis Colts completions of more than 20 yards in the Rams' opener, before Kirk Cousins averaged 10.0 yards per completion for the Washington Redskins against the Rams last week, including 23- and 21-yarders.