The Los Angeles Rams have the largest point differential in the NFC as they head into Week 3 of the 2017 NFL Season. Unfortunately, the differential is seven points short as the Rams fell short against the Washington Football Franchise in Week 2.
With two division foes squaring off in Week 2 and the Rams and 49ers squaring off on Thursday night football, the Rams could position themselves to be in a good spot pushing the 49ers closer to a top draft choice.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have surprised this early season. While their big win against Indianapolis without Andrew Luck or Vontae Davis has skewed their point differential, one thing is for certain, the Rams are at the top of the division in terms of offensive production for now.
Tune on Thursday Night Football as the Rams travel to Santa Clara to face the 0-2, touchdown-less San Francisco 49ers.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers offense has been atrocious. In addition, the injury front has not been kind to the 49ers with Reuben Foster and Eric Reid out. While the offense has been a struggle with Brian Hoyer at the helm, the lone bright spot is Carlos Hyde who entered this year with a sense of urgency which has translated to individual success so far.
Bold Prediction: Carlos Hyde gets 100 yards on the Rams defense and a running back will break the scoring slump.
The Seattle Seahawks clawed and fought the 49ers in their last matchup with Russell Wilson struggling to lead the offense behind the putrid offensive line. With big free agent signing Eddie Lacy not even dressing for the contest, Chris Carson seems to have grabbed the starting job with 20 carries for 93 yards.
It's early, but Chris Carson has looked like the best Seahawks RB this season and it hasn't been close.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 17, 2017
Seattle travels to Nashville to take on Marcus Mariota, whose offense exploded on the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.
The Arizona Cardinals struggled to put away the Indianapolis Colts in overtime, 16-13. With Jacoby Brissett getting his first start with the Colts, Brissett made a crucial mistake in overtime and gave the Cardinals the easy victory. Bruce Arians is visibly frustrated with this team, especially with the terrible situation they’ve been put in with the David Johnson injury.
The Cardinals take on the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football at Jerryworld.