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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick looks to pass during the first quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013.
The 49ers enter week 4 of the NFL regular season with a record of just 1-2 after two consecutive losses following their opening day win. Their season had looked like it had gotten off to the perfect start when they hosted the Green Bay Packers and defeated them 34-28.
It had been expected that win would have boosted morale and allowed them to push on and make an early season dash to take control of the division. However, since that opening win nothing has gone right for the 49ers.
In week 2 they were simply taken apart by the Seattle Seahawks, losing 3-29 in Seattle. That loss seemed to knock their confidence and last week that performed just as badly scoring on 7 points in a 7-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
That means in their past eight quarters of football they've only managed to put 10 points on the board in total. Their offense has simply gone missing in action over the past two weeks, making next to no inroads in opposition defenses and failing to put points on the board.
Overall Colin Kaepernick has completed 53 from 94 attempted throws for 689 yards and three touchdowns. However, when the 49ers stats are looked at as a team the true emergency of the situation is revealed. They've only scored recorded an average of 318.3 total yards per game, ranking them 27th in the NFL.
Meanwhile the Rams have had just as tough a time this early season, and also enter the game 1-2. They also won their opening game 27-24 against the Arizona Cardinals, before losing successive games against the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys. Last week's 7-31 loss against the Cowboys saw their offense implode similar to the 49ers' in week 3, and it will be simply a case as to which offense recovers better today to grab the chance to get back to 2-2.
Thursday Night Football between San Francisco 49ers vs St Louis Rams will start from 8.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream.