The Los Angeles Rams received an unexpected gift after finding out they wouldn’t have to worry about facing Janoris Jenkins on Sunday when facing the New York Giants.
After enjoying the bye week, the Los Angeles Rams will be back in action on Sunday when they travel across the country to take on the New York Giants, who will be well rested as well after enjoying their week off. As bad as it sounds, most football fans expected the opposite in this Week 9 matchup being the other way around since the Rams were expected to go through a year of rebuilding while the Giants lived up to the hype of being serious contenders in the NFC.
Instead, Los Angeles will look to continue building their case for being one of the teams to beat in the conference, and thanks to some help from Janoris Jenkins, they may have an easier time doing so. The former Rams cornerback signed with the Giants in free agency prior to the 2016 season, and while he’s certainly made an impact on defense at times since then, it looks like Jenkins will no longer have the opportunity to face his former team in Week 9 due to a suspension.
Sadly, this is just a tiny bit of what has been a disaster of a season for Ben McAdoo‘s team in New York when looking at some of the issues between individuals to go along with key injuries to players like Odell Beckham Jr. So with Jenkins officially out of the picture for Sunday, it will be interesting to see if Jared Goff and the Rams can take advantage of this on offense.
Watching Goff accomplish what he has this early on in Sean McVay‘s system has simply been amazing for Los Angeles, especially when looking at all of the concerns surrounding the former California star following a disastrous rookie season. Assuming Goff manages to come through once again along with the defense continuing to play at a high level, the Rams will have a good shot at improving to 6-2 if they earn a win against the Giants.