It will be an NFC West clash Thursday night when the San Francisco 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams. Can the Rams limit Carlos Hyde and the 49ers rushing attack? Watch the video above as Adam Lefkoe previews and breaks down his lock pick for Thursday Night Football.
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Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan was considered an offensive guru during his time in Atlanta, but the struggling 49ers have yet to score a touchdown as they prepare for their game against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football (5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network, DirecTV).
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The 49ers (0-2) are trying to score their first touchdown under Shanahan. They have scored a total of 12 points in their first two games The nine points they scored against the Seattle Seahawks was nearly enough to pull off a monumental upset, but they gave up a late touchdown to lose 12-9.
Shanahan, the offensive coordinator for the high-scoring Atlanta Falcons in 2016, is probably learning that it’s far easier to score touchdowns when you have quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman instead of Brian Hoyer, Pierre Garcon and Carlos Hyde.
The Rams (1-1) seem to be trending upwards under first-year coach Sean McVay. They rolled past Indianapolis 46-9 in Week 1 and then hung tough with Washington before losing 27-20 last week. Second-year quarterback Jared Goff remains a work in progress. He looked solid in the game against the Colts, completing 21-of-29 passes for 306 yards with a touchdown. However, his effort – 15-of-25, 224 yards – against Washington was so-so, and he threw an bad interception late in the fourth quarter with Rams trailing 27-20.