The Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers are the two teams that will meet in this week's Thursday-night game in the NFL. The Rams enter the contest with a record of 1-1, but on the downturn following a disappointing result from Week 2.

The Rams entered the second week of NFL action following an enormous victory in Week 1, but lost at home to Washington on Sunday. They still have to be feeling some confidence heading into San Francisco. Meanwhile the 49ers will enter Week 3 with a record of 0-2, but perhaps feeling a little bit good about only losing to Seattle by 3 in a game that the Seahawks hosted.

The Thursday night game is one that the 49ers will host as they look to get on track this season.

49ers vs. Rams Week 3 preview

The game features two teams that are toward the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to demonstrated offensive abilities. The Rams seem to have quality from that point of view. Certainly their opening win where they scored 46 points is more convincing than anything the 49ers have done with the ball as of yet. San Francisco have just 12 points in their two games combined. The Rams also posted 20 points against Washington, a total that wasn't enough to win but one that shows that they aren't pushovers when their offense has the ball.

If the Rams take positives away from Week 2, one would be that Todd Gurley had a good game.

He didn't look so hot in Week 1 with just a 2.1 yards-per-carry average as Indianapolis seemed to be playing for the run. The offense as a whole functioned well, perhaps punishing the Colts' for sagging, but Gurley's total rushing yards was just 40 in that first game of the season. He had 88 in the loss against Washington, however, and that will help reconfirm him as a threat on the ground in the minds of the opposing coaches and managers.

San Francisco easy to defend

But the story of Week 3's game from 'cisco might just be the 49ers' crummy offense. When San Fran played at home to open the season against the Carolina Panthers quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for just 193 yards. Against Seattle he threw for just 99 as the 49ers relied on a ground attack, mainly from runningback Carlos Hyde.

A one-dimensional offense doesn't give opposing defensive coordinators too many headaches.

The Rams are the team that bring more to the table with both passing and rushing. That's certainly a big reason why Los Angeles enter Thursday as small favorites to win, despite the fact that they will be the ones on the road (source: bet365 — Rams are -2.5 favorites).

Game time on Thursday night is 8:25pm ET (5:25pm PT).