DeMeco Ryans is responsible for a campaign. It seems the defensive coordinator isn't long for San Francisco because of how effective his unit has been in the first month of the season, and Monday night stands as its best showing yet.

Ryans capitalized on a weak Rams offensive line by dialing up plenty of pressure with a variety of attacks, overwhelming the lowly Rams to the tune of seven sacks.

The Ryans' defense shredded the Los Angeles offense, limiting the Rams to 257 total yards and keeping them out of the end zone entirely.

When things picked up late, rising star Talanoa Hufanga delivered the knockout punch with a brilliant pick-six.

We've learned that the 49ers won't always get the best performances from Jimmy Garoppolo, but if the defense stays this way, they'll have a shot in every game -- and Ryans will find himself on the head-coaching interview circuit in 2023.

The Rams offense is prolific. Widely viewed as an offensive talent, Sean McVay has found no answer in Los Angeles' struggling football.

Instead of waiting one more beat to look to Allen Robinson -- double coverage on a crucial third-and-10 -- to his only trusted target -- Matthew Stafford, the offensive line was decimated by a hit at the point, choosing to throw to Cooper Kupp, resulting in an incompletion.

Robinson, meanwhile, continues to struggle to find a place in this offense, and Los Angeles hasn't shown much offensive rhythm. Kupp is the one to work with in this offense right now with Stafford. And the running game remains absent, gaining just 57 yards as a team.

It deserves a place next to a milk carton, and is the only explanation for McVay calling three straight passes in a goal-to-go situation from San Francisco's 8-yard line.