The Los Angeles Rams get their first taste of divisional play, as they take on the San Francisco 49ers. LA looks to get to 2-1 on the season, while the Niners look to get the first win in 2017.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay takes his team up the California coast for a divisional matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. For LA, they’ll be looking to bounce back from a home loss against the Washington Redskins, 27-20, while the Niners look to get into the win column for the first time in 2017.
Los Angeles would like to do two things; get a win in the NFC West column to keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks, and avenge a sweep by San Francisco last season, including a 28-0 drubbing to open the 2016 campaign.
It’s also a chance for quarterback Jared Goff to get his first road win, and get back on the field after throwing a late interception in a Redskins loss preventing any shot at tying it up.
The Rams defense will also be looking to improve upon a bad performance this past Sunday, where Washington rolled up 229 yards rushing, pushing around Aaron Donald & Co.
For LA, it’s an important game. They go on the road to Dallas in Week 4 to play probably the best team they’ll face in this first quarter of the season in the Cowboys. If you’re McVay, the start to his career looks much better from a potential vantage point of 2-2, versus 1-3.