The St. Louis Rams thumped the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, dominating their NFC West rivals in every facet of the game en route to a 27-6 home win. Here's 3 things we learned from both teams.
San Francisco 49ers (2-6)
The 49ers' offense had yet another ugly performance on Sunday, following up last weeks' sub-150 yardage output with 189 yards of total offense on Sunday. Nothing clicked. Nothing at all.
Reggie Bush may be out for the season with a torn ACL. Carlos Hyde is already limited with a stress fracture in his foot. The 49ers may need to get creative to find a featured back, especially after Kendall Gaskins and Mike Davis combined for 10 yards on 15 carries -- averaging a putrid 0.66 yards per carry.
You can't really fault the defense in this one. They basically got zero rest, which is a killer when you're facing any team, let alone one with the offensive weapons the Rams have.
St. Louis Rams (4-3)
Todd Gurley has found his stride as a star leading man in the backfield. Gurley gashed the 49ers for 133 rushing yards and a TD, marking his fourth straight game with 100 yards or more.
Tavon Austin was just as impressive for St. Louis, burning the Niner defense on a 66-yard TD reception along with making up for a fumble on a two-yard rushing score. Gurley and Austin may be the most underrated 1-2 skill-position punch in the NFL.
All of a sudden, next Sunday's game at the Vikings has become a must-watch game when it comes to NFC Playoff positioning. A win there and St. Louis can take over the six seed with a tiebreaker over Minnesota (5-2).Back to the Los Angeles Rams Newsfeed