It’s been quite a week and a half for the Rams.
L.A. entered last Sunday night as a TD favorite over the Titans. But then Tennessee quickly took control of a shockingly ugly Rams performance. After taking just 7 sacks through his first 8 games and throwing 4 total INTs, Matthew Stafford went down 5 times and tossed a pair of INTs to the Titans.
L.A. then won the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes on Friday … only to lose Robert Woods for the year on the same day.
San Francisco, meanwhile, arrives as an offense you’re probably underrating.
The 49ers rank just 17th in the league in scoring to date. But they check in 11th in yardage and an even stronger 6th in Football Outsiders offensive DVOA. San Francisco sits 8th in passing offense and 3rd rushing.
Elijah Mitchell more than doubled his season target total last time out, collecting 5 of them in a game that saw Jamycal Hasty garner another 4. Hasty will miss tonight’s game, but Jeff Wilson Jr. is expected to be more involved. HC Kyle Shanahan has said only that Wilson “will have a role,” according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.
Brandon Aiyuk arrives having finally put together consecutive positive games. And that didn’t stop George Kittle from returning with a grand 6-101-1 receiving line.
That game also marked the 2nd straight in which Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 320+ yards. Is more of that coming? Garoppolo did hit up the Rams for 268 yards and 3 TDs in his lone shot at them last season.
Let’s check the values for tonight’s clash …