Rams Hold On to Beat the 49ers


Rams Manage to Get Win Over the 49ers

The Los Angeles Rams have endured a lot of hardships in recent years. None of those hardships were visible at all last night, however.

For this week's edition of Thursday Night Football, the Rams found themselves in a shoot out with the rival San Francisco 49ers, but holding on long enough to come away with a sound victory at the end of the night. During the game running back Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns in the first half of the game alone, two of them were rushing and the other was a receiving touchdown. In the second half, wide receiver Sammy Watkins scored two more touchdowns, courtesy of quarterback Jared Goff.

The game ended with a 41-39 win in Levi's Stadium, and was a shining example of how the offense has been revamped for this season. After the game, head coach Sean McVay stated that he was extremely pleased with Goff's level of play in the night, praising his good decision making, spreading the ball around and thoroughly managing the game. When it was all said and done, Goff had thrown for 292 passing yards and three touchdowns. Interestingly enough, Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods had one hundred receiving yards each.

When asked, Woods said that he felt as though he and Watkins were simply out on the field playing, doing their assignments and not focused on what their total numbers were. Running back Gurley added that the team got itself into a rhythm early, starting with the success of running the ball which then opened up the passing game a lot more.

One fascinating note about the game was that the Rams became the fastest team to score a touchdown so far this season. It started when 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer's first pass of the game was immediately interception by Nickell Robey-Coleman and managed to get the ball all the way to the three-yard line. On the following play, Todd Gurley rushed up the middle and scored the first points of the game, all of which took only twelve seconds to accomplish.

All of this was a far cry from last year, when the Rams found themselves being shut out by the 49ers in Levi's Stadium.