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Los Angeles Rams - San Francisco 49ers: Game Balls

The Rams offense dominated on Thursday Night Football. But which offensive playmaker gets the game ball?

Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

If there were any questions about what Sean McVay can do for this offense, Thursday’s game at Levi’s Stadium certainly silenced them. The Rams offensive core exploded against the 49ers. While all three are deserving, only one can take home the game ball. Let’s dive right in.

QB Jared Goff

Goff looked every bit the part of a #1 overall pick against the 49ers. He completed nearly 80% of his passes for a hair under 300 yards and three touchdowns. Oh, and no turnovers either.

Two weeks after setting career highs in QBR (65.7) and QB Rating (117.9) vs the Colts, Goff blew those standards way last week in San Francisco. His 92.3 QBR was impressive as was his 145.8 QB Rating. Goff is lighting it up so far this season and will go against a struggling Cowboys defense next weekend.

RB Todd Gurley

Gurley had three TDs and 149 yards from scrimmage. Sure his 4.0 yards per carry leaves a little to be desired, but Gurley had more than a handful of plays on the goal line which makes that look worse than it really was.

He looked explosive and as ‘violent’ as McVay billed him to be in the preseason. It’s no coincidence that as Gurley finds himself, Goff’s efficiency skyrockets.

WR Sammy Watkins

Before leaving the game with a concussion, Sammy Watkins looked every bit the part of the #1 WR the Rams have lacked for so many years. The highlight of the night was when he blew by a 49ers CB and caught a beautiful rainbow of a pass from Goff.

Watkins is in a contract year, and if he keeps playing like this he’s going to force the Rams to make some very difficult decisions this coming offseason.


Who gets the game ball from the Rams 41-39 victory on Thursday Night Football?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Jared Goff
    (195 votes)
  • 34%
    Todd Gurley
    (118 votes)
  • 8%
    Sammy Watkins
    (30 votes)
343 votes total Vote Now