1:00 PM Rams at 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.
caught 4 passes for 70 yards and 1 TD.
Shane Vereen caught 3 passes for 14
Tavarres King caught 3 passes for 33 yards and 1 TD.
caught 2 passes for 21 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 1 pass for 4 yards.
Rosas kicked a 50 yard field goal, and missed on a 45 yard field goal attempt.
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
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."
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."
Tyler Higbee 8 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein
4 plays, 52 yards, 1:50
Tavarres King 5 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
14 plays, 67 yards, 7:39
Greg Zuerlein 27 Yd Field Goal
info: 9 plays, 66 yards, 3:24
Robert Woods 52 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein
6 plays, 50 yards, 3:35
Sammy Watkins 67 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein
2 plays, 71 yards, 0:35
Aldrick Rosas 50 Yd Field Goal
info: 8 plays, 44 yards, 3:17
Greg Zuerlein 46 Yd Field Goal
info: 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:21
Todd Gurley II 1 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
7 plays, 75 yards, 3:26
Robert Woods 4 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein
4 plays, 45 yards, 1:30
Todd Gurley II 4 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
3 plays, 18 yards, 1:26
Evan Engram 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
6 plays, 72 yards, 3:00
Greg Zuerlein 47 Yd Field Goal
info: 10 plays, 46 yards, 6:40
Eli Manning became the seventh
player in NFL history to throw for more than 50,000 yards.
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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