Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff came out firing as LA took the New York Giants to the woodshed, 51-17.
The Los Angeles Rams left little doubt this afternoon as they took apart the New York Giants 51-17 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. If there was a shred of concern about the lull after a bye week, it was quickly put to rest as LA never trailed and New York never challenged.
With the win, the Rams move to 6-2 while the Giants fall to 1-7. The bottom line in this game is Los Angeles beat a team they should have beaten. They dispatched New York convincingly, and now will head home, yes home, for a ‘could have been’ game against the Deshaun Watson-less Houston Texans.
Bad for fans, but perhaps a sigh of relief for LA.
Quarterback Jared Goff had a solid day, going for 14 of 22, 311 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Robert Woods had four catches for two TD’s, and Sammy Watkins caught only one pass, but it was a big one, as it was for 67 yards and a touchdown.
The Rams got the job done against a team they needed to. The Giants has the lesser on offense and on defense. They also showed that the Rams at 5-2 wasn’t a mirage, but an indicator of what can be come the second half, and the remaining eight games.
The New York Giants are as bad at 1-7 as the Rams are as good at 6-2. Los Angeles looks poised for a second half that will make fans forget about a decades long doldrum that has made them an afterthought before Thanksgiving even arrived.
LA will head home next week for a game against the Texans. Houston will be without Deshaun Watson, and maybe that bodes well for the Rams, who seem to be in the midst of a charmed run this 2017.