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Dec 21, 4:05 pm - Giants at Rams
Game 15
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Giants win over the Rams 37-27.
Eli Manning was 25 of 32 for 391 yards with 3 TDs.
Andre Williams rushed for 110 yards on 26 carries.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 21 yards on 4 carries and 1TD and caught 2 passes for 17 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 8 passes for 148 yards and 2 TDs.
Rueben Randle caught 6 passes for 132 yards and 1TD.
Larry Donnell caught 4 passes for 42 yards
Preston Parker caught 3 passes for 32 yards.

Daniel Fells caught 2 passes for 20 yards.
Kerry Wynn had 1 interception.
Kerry Wynn and Nat Berhe each had 1 fumble recovery.

Jason Pierre-Paul and Kerry Wynn each had 1 sack.
Josh Brown kicked field goals of 29, 37, and 52 yards.

Game Notes:
"The Rams defense has been hard to score on and they're very proud of that. Odell Beckham Jr. ruined their whole day right from the start in the first quarter. Rookie running back Orleans Darkwa joined in, and then Rueben Randle and Beckham once again, scoring a total of four touchdowns against a defense that hadn't allowed any in the last three games.
The traveling Giants were the underdogs, but they didn't play that way at all. The Giants took the lead from the start and had it for the whole game. The Rams seemed to get their thrills by targeting Beckham, but they were never able to stop him or Rueben Randle. I'd say Beckham got the last laugh with his 148 yards and two touchdowns.
It was great to see the team play this way so late at the end of a season and you have to give credit to Tom Coughlin and his coaching staff, getting the group of young players and rookies to do so well. The Eagles are up next and it would be a really nice way to wrap up the season with a win over a division team so many thought was the best of our group just a few weeks ago."

Game Notes:
"The Giants won and both teams certainly gave it their all. It was maybe too much 'all' as to how their head coaches might see things. The Rams certainly were out of line in the way they went after Odell Beckham Jr. Later head coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged that some of his players were displeased with Beckham and some of the things he said about breaking records against his defense.
Beckham did so and later pushing and shoving led to fights. The bottom line though is that the Giants won this game. Does it really matter at this point in the season when both teams are going nowhere? Sure it does. Neither team can grab back those losses they maybe could have won, but both played hard and wanted to make a statement as to what might have been if only they had done better all along the way.
It was the Rams final home game, fan appreciation day, and emotions ran high as their 'dream' of possibly finishing .500 for the first time since 2006 went out the window with this loss to the Giants. The Rams now end up with yet another losing season and can be no better than 7-9, matching their record the past two seasons. To even achieve that would require a win next week in Seattle, which is unlikely to happen.
The Giants were hardly calm spirits in a game where they had two players ejected. They did however stay disciplined and focused enough for Eli Manning to throw for almost 400 yards (391), had a 100-yard rusher (Andre Williams), and two 100-yard receivers (Beckham and Rueben Randle), who both pulled in at least one touchdown.
Next Sunday the Giants will face the Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Once again there are no playoff hopes for either team. The Giants have been living with that reality for awhile now and the Eagles just today, after losing to the Redskins on Saturday, and then seeing the Dallas Cowboys destroy the Indianapolis Colts. Still, expect to see the best from these NFC East teams in the final game of the season."

First Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 69 yds, 4:19
Giants 3-0

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 9 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 21 yds, 2:10
Giants 10-0
Play: Greg Zuerlein 51 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 15 yds, 3:32
Giants 10-3

Second Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 37 yds, 3:15
Giants 13-3

Play: Orleans Darkwa 12 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:38
Giants 20-3
Play: Tre Mason 10 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 74 yds, 2:31
Giants 20-10
Play: Greg Zuerlein 20 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yds, 1:36
Giants 20-13

Third Quarter

Play: Rueben Randle 7 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 87 yds, 3:58
Giants 27-13
Play: Lance Kendricks 23 Yd pass from Shaun Hill (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 90 yds, 5:45
Giants 27-20
Play: Odell Beckham Jr. 80 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yds, 0:59
Giants 34-20

Fourth Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 52 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 56 yds, 5:01
Giants 37-20

Play: Chris Givens 47 Yd pass from Shaun Hill (Greg Zuerlein Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 66 yds, 1:18
Giants 37-27


Giants have won their sixth game in a row against the Rams.

Giants finished with 514 yards, their highest total since Sept. 16, 2012 against Tampa Bay.

Giants Eli Manning's completion percentage of 78.1 was the third-highest of his career.

Giants Eli Manning completed 25 of 32 passes for 391 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of 148.8, his highest in a full game in his 11-year career.

Giants Beckham is the first rookie in NFL history with at least 130 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in three consecutive games.

Giants Beckham’s 8 receptions increased his season total to 79, the most in NFL history for a player in his first 11 career games.

Giants rookie running back Orleans Darkwa scored a touchdown, the first of his career.

Giants Preston Parker and Damontre Moore were ejected in this game.

Giants had a season high 12 penalties.

Rams William Hayes was ejected in this game.

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