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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers RB Carlos Hyde is dealing with a hip injury. His return is questionable. Hyde being examined by team medical staff on the sideline. Rookie Matt Breida will get most of work with Hyde on the sideline.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Defending the run continues to be a problem for the Rams. They allowed the Redskins to rush for 229 yards on Sunday, the most this defense has given up since 2011, and then allowed the 49ers to run for 47 yards on nine carries in their first drive, which ended with Brian Hoyer getting free on the outside for a 9-yard touchdown.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, on the 23rd drive of the season and about 7 minutes into the third game, the 49ers have a touchdown. And just like you wouldn't have guessed it comes via a 9-yard run from QB Brian Hoyer. Hoyer and the Niners with a solid response to the disastrous start to the game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest critique from Sean McVay of this team so far has been the penalties. Their 15th negated the Niners' punt, extending a drive. Just can't have those.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

These really are the new Rams. They scored their first touchdown within 12 seconds, with Nickell Robey-Coleman intercepting Brian Hoyer and Todd Gurley punching it in from three yards out. Gurley already has four touchdowns this season. He had six all of last year.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty much the worst start possible for the Niners as QB Brian Hoyer throws his third interception of the season directly to Rams CB Nickell-Robey Coleman. Hoyer has thrown awful interceptions in each of the first three weeks. The Rams scored on the next play as the calls for rookie QB C.J. Beathard figure to continue to grow.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Hoyer's first pass of the game was intercepted by Nickell Robey-Coleman, who is filling in on the outside for the injured Kayvon Webster. Robey-Coleman has spent most of his career in the slot, but the Rams used him on the outside during the preseason and really liked him there. He's small, but has good ball instincts.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams OLB Robert Quinn raised his right fist in the air during the anthem, and P Johnny Hekker put his arm around him, just like Sunday. Said Quinn: "I think that just shows the message we're trying to send is unity."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Jared Goff is averaging 9.91 yards per attempt, second in the NFL and nearly double last year's mark (5.31). Goff's 9.91 Y/A are the highest by a Rams passer through two games since Kurt Warner in 2000.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Rams fans scattered throughout, as was the case in last year's Monday Night Football opener. rams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

So much yellow.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Donald played a whopping 48 snaps on Sunday. His body held up well, but his mechanics were a little off, which is to be expected. I don't expect his workload to diminish much tonight.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers RB Carlos Hyde is coming off a 124-yard performance in Seattle last week and facing a Rams run defense that allowed 229 rushing yards to the Redskins last week.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers GM John Lynch is a popular man among the San Francisco fans.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

These are not bad.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers DL DeForest Buckner signs some autographs before tonight's game against the Rams. Buckner was dominant against Seattle with three quarterback hits but said this week he needs to get home for some sacks after going without the first two weeks.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers receiver Pierre Garçon warming up for tonight's game against the Rams. Garçon has been a reliable target for QB Brian Hoyer but could use more opportunities.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley needed only 16 carries to reach 88 rushing yards on Sunday. Rams would really like to see more of the same tonight. (photo by Nick Wagoner)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kayvon Webster, the Rams' No, 2 corner, is out today, missing his second straight game with a shoulder injury. So is backup RB Malcolm Brown (hamstring). Nickell Robey-Coleman will start in place of Webster, and rookie Justin Davis will take Brown's place. Other inactives: QB Brandon Allen, DB Marqui Christian, OL Andrew Donnal, OL Cornelius Lucas, LB Ejuan Price.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers inactives: WR Kendrick Bourne, LB Reuben Foster, S Eric Reid, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, DL Xavier Cooper, OL Erik Magnuson, LB Pita Taumoepenu.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was downgraded to LIMITED in practice Thursday after being a full participant on Wednesday. He was held out of last week's game with the neck issue.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: DNP - CB Jason Verrett (knee). LIMITED- WR Mike Williams (back), Melvin Gordon (knee). FULL - C Spencer Pulley (knee), T Joe Barksdale (foot), WR Dontrelle Inman (Groin), S Rayshawn Jenkins (full), G Kenny Wiggins (ankle).

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have been pleased with guard Jonathan Cooper, a former Cardinals' first-round pick who signed with Dallas late last season and then re-signed to a one-year deal as a free agent in March, coach Jason Garrett said on a conference call Thursday. "We like Jonathan," he said. "He had a good offseason and he was competing for the starting left guard spot. He ended up, at the outset of the season, not winning that job. Chaz Green has been starting there the first couple weeks but we like him a lot. We think he's a really good person and has a chance to be a good player for us."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday during a conference call with Arizona media that one of the reasons the Cowboys drafted RB Ezekiel Elliott was because of how much Ohio State coach Urban Meyer touted his effort without the ball. "His coaches at Ohio State stood on the the table for him in that regard," Garrett said. "Urban Meyer told us he's the best player he's ever had when he doesn't have the ball in his hands. He's demonstrated that to us over the course of the last year or so. That's just who he is."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said on a conference call that he's addressed Ezekiel Elliott's effort on the two plays from Sunday night's game with the star running back. "You're honest, you're very clear with what the expectations are and you learn from them and move forward."