The short term story is that the Los Angeles Rams got run out of the building by the San Francisco 49ers in the nightcap of Monday Night Football’s season-opening double-header, 28-0.
The Rams’ goose egg has longer-term implications when put in the context of history, though. An NFL point has not graced the city of Los Angeles since 1994.
The Los Angeles Rams have still not scored a point since Dec. 24, 1994.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 13, 2016
Yes, the same 1994 that saw Forrest Gump release in theaters and the same 1994 that gave us Warren G’s “Regulate.”
The 49ers looked like a different defensive team Monday night, stuffing the Rams and holding them to 65 yards of total rushing.
More notably, Rams star running back Todd Gurley was held to a measly 2.8 yards-per-carry. Rams quarterback Case Keenum also found little to no rhythm, either blowing opportunities to hit wide-open receivers or getting drilled by the surging 49ers defensive line.
The Rams have the fortune of being able to look forward to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2, whose notorious defense will only try to extend the Rams’ point drought.
The matchup, which will serve as the Rams’ opener in Los Angeles, will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4:05 PM on FOX.