Giants defense a no-show in 51-17 loss to Rams

06 November, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • 3 toughest games remaining on the Rams schedule

Rams' place kicker Greg Zuerlein continued his excellent season going a ideal 9-for-9 on kick attempts, including three field goals and six extra points. His touchdown covered 5 yards to Tavarres King and 10 yards to Evan Engram. After a three-and-out by the Giants that prompted boos from a scant crowd, Jared Goff dropped back into the pocket and aired it out to Sammy Watkins, who easily beat Giants corner Landon Collins in one-on-one coverage. Less than three minutes into the first quarter, Aaron Donald broke into the Giants' backfield, sacked Manning and forced a fumble that the Rams recovered near midfield.

The Rams entered Sunday as the No. 1 team on third down, converting 49.0 percent of attempts.

After a long road trip that saw stops in Jacksonville, London and NY, the Rams will return home to Los Angeles next Sunday where they will host the Houston Texans at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum at 1:05PM PST. Their 51 points were the most allowed by the Giants since they gave up 52 at New Orleans in Week 8 of the 2015 season.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates after catching a pass for a during an NFL football game during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

It doesn't get any easier for a defense than third and 33.

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The Rams used a complete performance from each phase to trounce the Giants, 51-17 in Week 9. Running back Todd Gurley has run for at least 100 yards in each of his last two games and in four of his last five games.

Their efforts were embodied most by a Rams second-quarter 52-yard touchdown that came on a screen pass to Robert Woods on a 3rd-&-33 as members of the secondary looked as though they gave up on the play. They then got a blocked punt from Cory Littleton and took a 41-10 lead on Goff's four-yard touchdown pass to Woods. The Giants are still winless at home, also the first time they have started 0-4 at home since 1980.

The 2016 Rams, through 16 games: 224 points.

Eli Manning threw for 220 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in the loss.

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