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Giants - Rams
Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

OCT 4, 4:05 PM Giants at Los Angeles
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Giants lose to the Los Angeles Rams 17-9

"Once again the Giants got off to a poor start. They started the opening drive of this game with the ball on their 31-yard line. After an incomplete pass to Evan Engram, a sack, and a completed pass to Engram for minus 7 yards, they finished that drive(?) with the ball on their own 22. Then the defense let Los Angeles march downfield for 7 minutes until they scored a touchdown. The Rams had only one third down play on this drive, where they could have been stopped. They needed 8 yards, and of course, Jared Goff threw an 8 yard pass.
The offense didn't inspire much confidence after that. They soon ended up with a 3rd-and-27, after Daniel Jones took a sack, recovered his fumble, and that was followed by a false start penalty. Jones 8 yard pass to Engram closed things out. This game was looking hopeless, but the Giants defense stepped up on the Rams first play of their drive. Defensive tackle Austin Johnson caused their receiver to fumble after a catch, and James Bradberry recovered it. The Giants had good field position, and soon kicked a field goal to make it a 7-3 game at the start of the second quarter.
Los Angeles scored a bit later with yet another 7 minute drive, but this time the the defense held them to a field goal. The Giants had about four minutes left before the half to put some points up. They would have to earn it this time, starting at their own 25-yard line after the kickoff. They did just that, getting down to the Rams 19 yard line, before having Graham Gano kick a field goal on a second down with the clock running down to end the half.
I had some hope that the Giants could actually win this week. The third quarter started, and they actually scored next, as time drifted into the fourth quarter. Gano kicked another field goal, and the Giants were trailing by just one point, 10-9.
The Giants defense had been doing a real good job since giving up that first touchdown, but then they let down for one big play. Jared Goff was able to connect with Cooper Kupp for a 55 yard touchdown from the Rams 45 yard line on a 3rd-and-3 play. On the Giants next turn, they had a 4th-and-11 from the Los Angeles 31-yard line. Jones' pass to Golden Tate didn't work, but there was hope again, when the defense got the Rams to go 3-and-out.
Jones first pass went to Darius Slayton for 33 yards to the Rams 47-yard line just before the two minute warning. Then there was another incomplete pass to Tate before Jones scrambled for 13 yards and a first down. After an incompletion to Engram, Jones took off again for 11 yards and another first down. Jones got off a quick 5 yard pass to Engram, but then things came to a sudden end when Jones next pass was intercepted at the Rams 5-yard line.
Overall, despite the results, the Giants played much better than they did last week when they were run over by the San Francisco 49ers. Let's hope they can keep on improving, or it's going to be a real long season for them and all us fans."

"You knew the odds were against the Giants getting off to a successful start at the beginning of this season. The competition was going to be tough, and the Giants though losing, put up good efforts in their first two games. The fact that they lost two top players on offense during that time really came to the forefront last week against the Niners. They still struggled with that today, trying to manage without running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Sterling Shepard, but you can see the improvement on the defensive side of the ball.
This game with the Rams came down to Jones' pass to Damion Ratley being intercepted at the Los Angles five-yard line with 52 seconds remaining. Sure, they still would have needed a two point conversion if they had managed a touchdown on their last drive just to tie, but that would have been real nice to see. Instead, all the questions about Daniel Jones came alive again.
It was troubling watching Jones add to his list of turnovers in last week's Niners game. It was up to six on the season. Now it's seven, and could have been worse if he didn't recover his own fumble earlier in the game. Drives cut short too soon have helped to keep the Giants last in scoring of all the teams in the NFL.
Jones is still the leading rusher on the team, but at least the others are starting to catch up. Jones and Wayne Gallman each carried the ball 6 times for 45 yards. Combining that with the efforts of Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, and wide receiver C.J. Board, gave the Giants 136 rushing yards, It was the first time they passed the 100-yard mark this season.
The Giants defense allowed Los Angeles to start off with a 65 yard drive that ended with a touchdown that gave them a 7-0 lead. The Rams made six first downs in that long 7 minute drive. After that they buckled down and limited the Rams to only 9 more first downs, and 10 points over the rest of the course of the game. They came up with 2 sacks and one forced fumble. The defensive unit looks to be coming together.
Next up for the Giants will be three games in the division. These games don't count double in the win-loss column, but it sort of feels that way when you're trying to climb up the ladder in your division. First they travel to play the Cowboys. Then they welcome the Washington team before heading to Philadelphia. This would be a good time for the Giants offense to step it up and play to the level of their defense.

First Quarter

Play: Gerald Everett 2 Yd Run (Samuel Sloman Kick)
Drive info: 12 plays, 65 yards, 7:01
Rams 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 17 yards, 2:54
Rams 7-3

Play: Samuel Sloman 32 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 15 plays, 47 yards, 7:14
Rams 10-3

Play: Graham Gano 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 56 yards, 3:52
Rams 10-6

Third Quarter


Fourth Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 27 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 48 yards, 6:14
Rams 10-9

Play: Cooper Kupp 55 Yd pass from Jared Goff (Samuel Sloman Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 91 yards, 2:50
Rams 17-9


Giants have failed to score a touchdown in two straight games.

Giants have scored 47 points, the fewest points of any team in the NFL.

Daniel Jones currently leads the team in rushing with 137 rushing yards.
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