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Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rams 107 points this season are the most through three games in NFL history by a team to finish dead last in scoring the previous season. The previous "record" belonged to the 1954 New York Giants, who scored 106 points in their 1st three games.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

This was as wild and as thrilling a Thursday night game as one can imagine. The Rams were sloppy on special teams and not good on defense, but Jared Goff and Todd Gurley were both very good. And if defense and special teams are your biggest concern as a Rams fan, that is a good thing.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers showed plenty of resolve in what turned out to be an entertaining Thursday night shootout against the Rams. But they will regret some missed chances early in the game to cash in an early takeaway for a touchdown. And the defense, after a strong outing against the Seahawks, appeared to be feeling the effects of playing nearly 80 snaps in that game. At 0-3, the Niners still have a lot to fix before Kyle Shanahan can get his first victory as a head coach.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley fantasy owners are getting more production in the pass game due to Sean McVay's offense. Through three weeks, Gurley has 13 receptions and has added two touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Donald, fittingly, may have ended this game with his first sack of the season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

This defense has been on the field a loooong time. And it's a Thursday night game. They have to be gassed.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams today: Fumbled punt, fumbled kickoff, and allowing the 49ers to recover an onside kick. Unbelievable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams keep the 49ers from converting the two-point conversion thanks to Troy Hill, who was just added to the active roster after serving a two-game suspension. He jumped the route. Good, aggressive play. Michael Brockers, who has exited the game twice, caught it.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Now Tavon Austin is being evaluated for a concussion, along with Sammy Watkins. Curious to see if we'll see some of Josh Reynolds, a rookie vertical threat who looked good during training camp.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Michael Brockers exiting for the second time today, and he may be done now. Another thing to watch for tonight: Sammy Watkins is being evaluated for a concussion. If he remains out, probably more snaps for Tavon Austin.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams keep shooting themselves in the foot. A muffed punt by Tavon Austin earlier, and now a fumbled kickoff by Pharoh Cooper. Not to mention seven penalties, and the defense allowing the 49ers to do what they want on offense, wasting a great offensive performance.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams went into this game wanting to get Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods more involved. They have. A combined 12 catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns heading into the midway point of the fourth quarter.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Lot of positives for Sammy Watkins fantasy owners tonight. Watkins is up to 106 yards and two touchdowns on six grabs. The Rams WR is tied for the most targets on the team (seven) and he is quickly developing chemistry on the field with QB Jared Goff.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Fun game, yes, but also a potentially important showcase for the NFL. If quality of play is indeed declining, if coaches are struggling to prepare teams due to offseason work rules, then you'd think a 31-year-old head coach and a 37-year-old head coach, both creative offensive minds with mandates to construct rosters the way they want to construct them, would be the kinds of guys to whom you'd look to make things better. Kyle Shanahan doesn't have as much talent on his roster as Sean McVay does, but you can see the creativity and the way things might ultimately come together for either or both of these teams. Fun stuff, for sure.

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Sammy Watkins (LA), Robert Woods (LA) and Marquise Goodwin (SF) have combined for 251 receiving yards so far tonight. The most they ever combined for with the Bills was 217 yards.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Michael Brockers now being assisted off the field, making him the third Rams defensive starter out (along with DB Lamarcus Joyner and CB Kayvon Webster). Brockers being down opens more snaps for Tanzel Smart and Tyrunn Walker.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin had a costly drop in each of the first two weeks and had been quiet throughout Thursday night's game but he just made his presence felt for the first time as a Niner with a 50-yard catch. Adjusted well in air and hauled it in.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk has a neck injury and will not return to the game. S Jaquiski Tartt is being evaluated for a head injury and his return is questionable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' offensive line has gotten beat a lot in goal-line situations with Todd Gurley. Nice design by Sean McVay, stacking Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp, then calling for a quick play fake with Jared Goff, who hits Watkins on a quick slant.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers take another hit at safety as Jaquiski Tartt went down following a big gain for the Rams. Tartt was down for a bit but able to stand up and walk off on his own. He headed directly to the Niners locker room. Already without Eric Reid, the 49ers are very thin at safety. Undrafted rookie Lorenzo Jerome replaced Tartt at strong safety.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Jared Goff looks really comfortable in this Rams offense. Play action, movement passes and timing routes where Goff is getting the ball out at the top of the break.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another thing we're seeing with Jared Goff tonight: Patience to let plays develop. Perfect example was a play-action rollout. Cooper Kupp had a step on his defender over the top, but it was a tight window. He waited, hit Robert Woods short, allowed him to run for what became a 25-yard gain. 2016 Goff doesn't do that.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

When the 49ers made it a one-score game near the midway point of the third quarter -- on a one-yard touchdown run by Carlos Hyde on fourth down -- they had outgained the Rams, 261-253. The Rams' offense is better than the Rams' defense right now. Crazy thought.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers held the Rams to a field goal with a goal line stand and followed with a nice touchdown drive to cut the Rams lead to 27-20. Mentioned it at the half, the Niners can't afford to settle for field goals in the red zone. It took RB Carlos Hyde four tries from the 1 but he eventually got in.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I don't agree with the roughing the passer penalty on Rams DL Aaron Donald. I can only assume this is the rule that referee Jeff Triplette would cite: "When tackling a passer who is in a defenseless posture (e.g., during or just after throwing a pass), a defensive player must not unnecessarily or violently throw him down and land on top of him with all or most of the defender's weight. Instead, the defensive player must strive to wrap up the passer with the defensive player's arms and not land on the passer with all or most of his body weight."