Quarterback Jared Goff has gotten one monkey off his back. On Thursday night, he’ll look to get another. Goff was 0-7 last season having lost all the road and home games he started in. He’s also winless in NFC West games, something both he and the Rams would like to see him correct in San Francisco.
It won’t be an easy assignment.
On Sunday, the winless 49ers kept the Seahawks out of the end zone except for a touchdown late in the fourth. If San Francisco had any dynamic elements to their anemic offense, someplace the Rams have been until recently, they maybe win that game.
Ultimately, especially in the National Football League, it will boil down to personnel, and the Rams have better personnel on both sides of the football.
With Todd Gurley looking to be coming around, and the continuing improvement of Goff, LA’s offense is better than what the Niners saw against Seattle.
The Rams have a schedule where McVay can now look at it, and know there are games his team can and should win. San Francisco is no exception. Look for him to crank it up on offense, for Goff to win his first game in the division, and to keep pace with the Seahawks.