While Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers was a chance for playmakers like quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Anquan Boldin to shine, the subsequent two weeks have shown little by the way of offense.
If the 49ers want things to get back on track, expecting they will want to do so now, Week 4 could prove to be a pivotal turning point for the franchise as they look to return to form.
The Rams will not be an easy opponent to do this against. Last season, San Francisco was winless in its two games with the division rival. In 2013, St. Louis will look to continue where they left off as head coach Jeff Fisher and the Rams defense match up against a 49er team traveling east after a short week.
What effect will that factor, among others, have upon San Francisco's offense in Week 4?
Can the 49ers get back on track like they hope? Or will the downward trend continue to surprise fans and analysts of the franchise?
What is known is that this 49ers team is far too good to allow that trend to continue. While the woes experienced in Week 2 against the Seahawks should have been alleviated against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, San Francisco is very much capable of turning around the offense.
After three weeks, the Rams defense sits at 27th in the league in yardage allowed. The 49ers should be able to take advantage of that. San Francisco should also be both hungry and angry after what happened against the Colts. That should also provide some motivation.
It is also possible that the 49ers utilize more of the read-option formation on offense which worked so well for them the latter part of the 2012 season and has been minimally utilized thus far into 2013.
Only time will tell.
Regardless, here are predictions for the notable offensive stars on the 49ers heading into Week 4.