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Nov 5, 1:00 PM Rams at Giants
Game 8
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Giants lose to the Rams 51-17
Eli Manning was 20 of 36 for 220 yards with 2 TDs, 1 INT, and 1 fumble.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 71 yards on 16 carries, and caught 2 passes for 8 yards.
Wayne Gallman rushed for 41 yards on 9 carries, and had 1 fumble.
Sterling Shepard caught 5 passes for 70 yards.
Evan Engram caught 4 passes for 70 yards and 1 TD.
Shane Vereen caught 3 passes for 14 yards.
Tavarres King caught 3 passes for 33 yards and 1 TD.
Rhett Ellison caught 2 passes for 21 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 1 pass for 4 yards.
Aldrick Rosas kicked a 50 yard field goal, and missed on a 45 yard field goal attempt.

"I didn't know what to expect, but certainly not this. Fans who came out on a rainy day to MetLife Stadium were sorely disappointed in what they saw. It started with a sack fumble on Eli Manning on the opening drive. Running back Todd Gurley ran the ball 36 yards on the Rams first play of the game, and three plays later the Rams were up 7-0.
The Giants went to work with a long drive that lasted almost eight minutes as they made all the first downs they needed until Manning hit Tavarres King with a touchdown pass. I was encouraged that the Giants came right back and tied the score. The quarter ended that way with the Rams driving. The Giants held them to a field goal, and seeing that, and with the Giants having scored a touchdown earlier, I thought maybe both units were starting to click. Maybe we would have a shot today, especially with the poor weather conditions.
Then the Giants ran Wayne Gallman four straight times. That turned out to be one too many. The first three runs were good yardage gains, but the Rams were ready on the last one, and they caused a fumble. On the Rams next drives I saw one of the worst plays of my life. The Giants defense had the Rams at their own 48-yard line facing a 3rd-and-33, and they let Rams receiver Robert Woods get past them for a 52 yard touchdown.
If the realization didn't set in on that play, you certainly got a sense by the time the first half ended with a Rams 27-10 lead, that the Giants didn't have any tricks to play. Fans that hung in got to see the Giants give up a few more big plays before taking a 51-17 loss. The Giants will travel to San Francisco, and the next home game will be against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let's hope they get something going by then after having these four straight home losses."

"The good news - the Giants matched the Rams in scoring in the first quarter, and out scored them in the fourth. The second and third quarters did not go as well. Unfortunately you can't pick and choose which quarters count. If you can't stomach things, don't read on. It totaled up to be 51 points for the Rams and 17 for the Giants. Eli Manning went 20-of-36 for 220 yards with 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Manning also fumbled the ball away early on when he took a sack, and he did not finish this game, even though his last drive in the fourth quarter ended with a touchdown pass to Evan Engram. That made the score 48-17 with the touchdown coming a bit too late to matter for the outcome.
The Rams added a field goal to their collection of points, and on the Giants next drive, with less than three minutes left, Geno Smith took the field for the first time this season. Smith oversaw one 4-yard run by Wayne Gallman, and threw two incomplete passes for a 3-and-out. The Rams then ran the ball to kill the clock before handing the ball back with 22 seconds left. Smith took a knee and that was that.
The Giants defense had their hands in this mess of a game, and it certainly didn't help that cornerback Janoris Jenkins was on suspension. Three Giants turnovers led to two Rams touchdowns and a field goal in the first half. The Rams made some big plays on the Giants defense at the start of the third quarter, and scored back to back touchdowns. Then they blocked a punt to give them the ball at the Giants 18-yard line. Three plays later, they added another touchdown to give them a 48-10 lead.
Overall, working behind this offensive line, Manning continues to get rid of the ball as quickly as possible. There were at least two opportunities missed where he could have hit Tavarres King and Sterling Shepard for big play touchdowns, but the balls were overthrown. The running backs averaged about 4.5 yards a carry and totaled 112 yards, but you can't run the ball as much as you would like when you're trailing like the Giants were today. Next up is San Francisco (0-8), and the Giants will get a chance to play a team more on their level of competition."

First Quarter

Play: Tyler Higbee 8 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 52 yards, 1:50
Rams 7-0

Play: Tavarres King 5 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info:
14 plays, 67 yards, 7:39
Tied 7-7

Second Quarter

Play: Greg Zuerlein 27 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 66 yards, 3:24
Rams 10-7

Play: Robert Woods 52 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:35
Rams 17-7

Play: Sammy Watkins 67 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 2 plays, 71 yards, 0:35
Rams 24-7

Play: Aldrick Rosas 50 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 44 yards, 3:17
Rams 24-10

Play: Greg Zuerlein 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:21
Rams 27-10

Third Quarter

Play: Todd Gurley II 1 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:26
Rams 34-10

Play: Robert Woods 4 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 45 yards, 1:30
Rams 41-10

Play: Todd Gurley II 4 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:26
Rams 48-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Evan Engram 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 72 yards, 3:00
Rams 48-17

Play: Greg Zuerlein 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 46 yards, 6:40
Rams 51-17

Notes: Giants

Eli Manning became the seventh player in NFL history to throw for more than 50,000 yards.

Giants fell to 1-7 overall and 0-4 at home, the first time they've had those records since 1980.

Giants lost to the Rams for the first time since 2001. They had won their previous 7 games.
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