SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sporting Alert — The San Francisco 49ers are still searching for their first win of the new season, following the 41-39 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL Thursday Night Football.
Jared Goff threw three touchdown passes without an interception and went 22 of 28 for 292 yards for the Rams (2-1), who bounced back from the defeat to the Washington Redskins in Week 2.
Running back Todd Gurley was also impressive on the night for Los Angeles after he carried the ball 28 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns and also hauled in five of his seven targets with a scoring reception.
“It feels good, man. It feels good,” Gurley said about the Rams’ offense and the system.
“We haven’t been able to put up points like that since Marshall and them left. … I’m just happy for Goff, being able to go out there and sling it.
“Especially after the tough year he had last year. I’m happy to see him progress.”
Sammy Watkins had six catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns for the Los Angeles, which led 24-13 at halftime and 34-20 entering the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Brian Hoyer passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score and Carlos Hyde rushed for two TDs in the win the for San Francisco (0-3), which scored five TDs in the loss after entering the game without a touchdown in the first two weeks of the season.
Hoyer, who was sacked four times, threw short TD passes to Trent Taylor and Garrett Celek in the fourth quarter in the defeat.
Hoyer was 23 of 37 for 332 yards and an interception for San Francisco, which outgained Los Angeles 421-418.
The 49ers were losing three straight to start a season for the first time since 2010 when they went 0-5 to start the campaign.