The final game of the Week 1 schedule finds a team in Los Angeles for the first time in over two decades as the Rams return home to their longtime place of business. The team will hit the road to face the San Francisco 49ers. This is a game that features two teams struggling with the quarterback position and in need of a lot of help all over the field. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Rams were the worst passing team in the NFL last season and will turn to Case Keenum as their starter to begin the new season. Number one overall draft pick Jared Goff is going to be the team’s number three quarterback as he learns the Jeff Fisher system. This game depends plentifully on what Todd Gurley does. Gurley must have a big game against the San Francisco defense as the Rams try to start their new campaign with a big victory on the road. A solid defense heads west too which will help keep games within striking distance all year long.
There has been plenty of turmoil around San Francisco with the Colin Kaepernick situation. He will be Blaine Gabbert’s backup for the opener and could be in that position for the whole season. Carlos Hyde is expected to play and may need to lead the way if the 49ers want to win this game at home. It was a definite struggle last season as the team scored the fewest points in the whole league. This is a game that could easily end up being 10-7 by the time it is over. Which team will score the winning touchdown for the West Coast crowd?
What time is the 49ers vs. Rams game?
The 49ers vs. Rams game will begin at 10:20 P.M. EST/9:20 P.M. CST.
What date and channel will the 49ers vs. Rams game be on?
The 49ers vs. Rams game will be played on Monday, September 12 and can be seen on ESPN.