The Los Angeles Rams quarterback played at Levi's Stadium in college against future San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Niners won three straight vs. Rams.
The first two games of the 2017 season have gone well for the Los Angeles Rams, even though they now sit with a 1-1 record. Sean McVay hopes to get a chance to see his grandfather before the game.
Carlos Hyde was able to break a couple of long runs in last week's loss at Seattle.
Only linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle) and Eric Reid (knee) are listed as out. Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth was a shrewd signing and, along with veteran center John Sullivan, has helped stabilize things a bit on the offensive line. Donald doesn't really take on a single blocker, but challenges several with quick moves, spins and a ridiculous hyperactive demeanor.
The 49ers are taking a much more judicious and safe approach when it comes to finding the right combination of head coach and quarterback, and that, while painful in the moment, should spark optimism in the Niners' fan base. The training camp trade for Sammy Watkins brought Goff a true No. 1-type wideout, and the Rams might have stolen receiver Cooper Kupp in the third round of the 2017 draft. The 49ers gained 159 yards rushing in Week 2, as both Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida averaged over eight yards per carry. Now, this season they have a new head coach with his coaching staff. Gerald Everett, the tight end leads the team with 134 receiving yards in 2 games. He understands what he doesn't know, delegates well, and can relate to the players in the locker room. OLB Robert Quinn made 3.5 sacks and FF in 4 career meetings at SF ...
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is a less-likely recipient of an opposing quarterback's pass attempt - before Sunday's game, he recorded just one interception in his past four seasons. The Rams red-zone defense has allowed touchdowns on 3 of 6 series.
The youngest head coach in National Football League history did wonders with Kirk Cousins - a player similar in skillset to Goff - as Washington's offensive coordinator, and early returns out of Los Angeles indicate that McVay's magic is working on Goff too.