Last Sunday at the Los Angeles Coliseum the Rams continued to look like an improved team from previous year, but they still lost against the Washington Redskins 27-20. We now know that we're never out of the fight and continue to keep going. Now they're 2-1 on the season and, if the Seattle Seahawks were to lose on Sunday to the Tennessee Titans, they'd be in first place in the NFC West - just like we all thought they'd be, right?
The Rams got on the board quickly, scoring on their first play after an interception by Nickell Robey-Coleman.
The second play of the game was a touchdown run by Los Angeles' Todd Gurley. Hoyer also scored the 49ers first touchdown of the season on a 9-yard run. The play would have resulted in a 49ers first down near field-goal range. That score was off Raheem Mostert's fumble at the Rams 39-yard line. What's more, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website noted Hyde suffered an early hip injury, although he returned and almost spearheaded the comeback in the second half.
He had 22 passes from 28 attempts for 292 yards, against his favorite childhood team. Hyde is officially questionable to return.
The Rams improved to 2-1, and the 49ers dropped to 0-3. Gurley scored three touchdowns in the game and joined NFL Network's set afterwards. But remember, unless you're in a weekly pool where you have to pick each game, the best advice is to skip this one. and hang with friends at the local diner. Gurley ran the ball 28 times for 113 yards and added five receptions for 36 yards.
The game between the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos was suspended toward the end of the first half because of lightning in the area of Sports Authority Field.
The Rams lost starting free safety Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) in the second quarter and starting center John Sullivan (groin) in the third.
The former Cal star threw for 292 yards, three touchdowns and had a 145.8 passer rating against what seemed like a tired San Francisco defense.
Then there was Goff. "It was exciting. It was fun". That's an ugly average for a team DEF picked to be one of the best units in the league at the start of the NFL season. The excitement for the season should be tempered. Despite battling to the bitter end, San Francisco fell into the same place it was after each of the last two games, in the loss column, this time by way of a 41-39 heartbreaker against the Los Angeles Rams (2-1). But 49ers fans have seen that before, and it hasn't gotten the team far in recent years.
Brian Hoyer got off to about the worst start imaginable when he threw an interception on the first play from scrimmage. Goodwin caught one for 50 yards while Pierre Garcon - who finished with 142 receiving yards on seven catches - had one in the fourth quarter for 59 yards. They failed to convert, but they didn't put their heads down, and they were able to recover the ensuing onside kick.