The San Francisco 49ers suffered a bad loss against the Los Angeles Chargers. Another game many may think they should have won, actually. It was all for naught once C.J. Beathard notched interception number two, a throw that went off-course once he got nailed, only to be intercepted and seal the game.
The loss ends all ties and puts the 49ers in third place within the NFC West. The Rams now have a two-game lead in first place. Let’s see how it all shakes out.
Los Angeles Rams
In what may have been the game of the week, the Rams beat the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football 38-31. This was significant not just for their record, but the NFC at large. The Vikings are part of the trio of NFC juggernauts (the other sometimes being the Philadelphia Eagles). That assessment comes into question given their beat-down at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, but they played a much more competitive game against the Rams. Rams quarterback Jared Goff played out of his own mind, throwing for 465 yards, five touchdowns, and a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Keep in mind, the Vikings defense is no joke. Or at least it wasn’t, but now some question marks on its efficiency is being raised. In any case, the Rams remain undefeated and even without Aqib Talib, it’s hard to see any scenario where they don’t run away with the division. At least at this point.
As one may expect, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals. As one may not expect, it was by the skin of their teeth. The Seahawks won on a last second field goal to make the game 20-17. Right, the Cardinals had a competitive game against the Seahawks. The Seahawks locker room issues continue with Earl Thomas flipping the bird towards the Seahawks sideline following a fracture to his leg defending a touchdown pass.
This is significant because Thomas had been holding out for a new contract during the offseason and finally gave in and arrived for Week 1. Thomas spoke about why he held out, and his concerns may be corroborated with the injury.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals remain winless and are in 4th place of the NFC West. One game behind the 49ers. Sunday is really going to shake some things up.
Into Week 5
No more ties. The Rams will face the Seahawks in another NFC West battle which has the chance to put them further on the mountain top and leave the Seahawks and 49ers battling for second place. The Cardinals on the other hand get the 49ers and are fighting to win their first game. The 49ers are fighting to just not lose their entire roster to injury.
1st: Los Angeles Rams; Next: at Seattle Seahawks
2nd: Seattle Seahawks; Next: Los Angeles Rams
3rd: San Francisco 49ers; Next: Arizona Cardinals
4th: Arizona Cardinals; Next: at San Francisco 49ers