LA Rams game day primer: A Giant step in the right direction

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The 2-1 LA Rams host the 0-3 NY Giants in  a game where the Rams are heavily favored to win

The LA Rams return to a familiar setting of Los Angeles, California, to their impressive football SoFi Stadium and Sports Complex. This week, the Rams take on the 0-3 New York Giants, a team that is rebuilding with a new head coach Joe Judge. This is the third NFC East team that the Rams will face, a division that the Rams have already gone 2-0 against. Whether you believe the odds or not, this is finally a game that the Rams should win.

The weekend weather will be downright hot, with the skies filled with bright sunshine and light winds. The temperature ranges will be falling over the next several days., from a high temperature of 91 degrees Friday to a game day high of 84 degrees and quite sunny. The forecast also calls for steady winds from the warm southwest from 5 to 10 miles per hour. Despite the great weather, this game will be played in an empty stadium as well.

Gotta stop ’em all

The LA Rams need their defensive secondary to make a statement in this game. The Giants are a team struggling to find an offensive identity. With a young inexperienced offensive line, a young set of offensive skill players, and a young quarterback in Daniel Jones, the Giants are taking the field without stars. Running back Saquan Barkley suffered an ACL injury and is likely out for the season. Combine that with a struggling offensive line and you quickly see where this is going. The consensus is that the Rams pass rush is struggling. It is hard to envision the Rams emerging from this game without a solid three-five sack performance from the defense. including Samson Ebukam’s first of the season.

The LA Rams offense faces a different challenge.  The Rams likely do not envision much success from the Giants offense. Does that give the Rams a feeling of taking the foot off the gas and cruising in this one? That would be a huge mistake. The Rams offense fired on all cylinders against the Buffalo Bills because the team needed lots of offense. This week, the Rams need to continue that momentum.  Goff needs to remain sharp. The offensive line needs to continue its success. And the Rams running game must prove to be more than a one-hit-wonder.

New York Giants – LA Rams, what are the odds?

The books for the New York Giants – LA Rams game opened with the LA Rams as

9.0  point favorites

. With the Rams outperforming expectations and the Giants disappointing, those odds have swung even more into the Rams favor, now at a13.0 point favorite for this one. The only game predicted to be more lopsided is that of the Baltimore Ravens facing the Washington Football Team.

New York Giants – LA Rams game time details:

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm PT
Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood CA

What TV channel is the New York Giants – LA Rams game on?
The game is the second game on Sunday and will be broadcast by Fox Sports.

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How can I watch the New York Giants – LA Rams game online?
You can stream the Sunday game on any number of streaming options by checking out the website or the NFL App. Other streaming options can be found at

Will the New York Giants – LA Rams game be broadcast via the radio?
You can catch the Rams on KSPN (710 AM) and KCBS-FM (93.1 FM). Other radio stations carry the Rams throughout the California listening area. You can also tune in via the internet by checking out For a comprehensive list of affiliate radio stations, you can check out the team website here for a full list.

Injury reports: The official injury list for the New York Giants is here.
LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season LB Travin Howard and NT A’Shawn Robinson are out. LG Joseph Noteboom suffered a calf injury and is out this week. . OLB Terrell Lewis has entered the 21-day period where the Rams can activate him, but that has not happened for this game. RB Cam Akers suffered a rib injury and is listed as Day-to-day. RB Malcolm Brown broke his little finger, but he played in week three. CB Darious Williams suffered a bout of Achilles Tendonitis, but he played well against Buffalo as well.

New York Giants: The New York Giants  Friday injury report listed the following players: CB Same Beal (Opt-out), WR Da’Mari Scott (Opt-Out), OT Nate Solder (Opt-out), RB Saquon Barkley (IR), WR Cody Core (IR), TE Rysen John (IR), DB Jadquarius Landrews (IR), LB David Mayo (IR), S Xavier McKinney (IR), WR Sterling Shepard (IR), WR David Sills V (IR), CB Brandon Williams (IR), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle), CB Julian Love (knee), and Adrian Colbert (quad)
Player Injury Status Game Status
The New York Giants Friday injury report included:
Jabril Peppers       Safety      Ankle            DNP
Adrian Colbert      DB             Quad             Limited
Julian Love             CB             Knee/Ankle  Limited

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How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

We have plenty of ideas, including
I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis. |
For a special treat, we anticipate our resident football analyst John Vogel will be giving live analysis this week and perhaps a halftime review. You can catch him on game day at @johndavogel. Be sure to give him a follow to get real-time analysis. Some examples of his work include
How the Rams have transformed their secondary
How the LA Rams punched up traditional speed schemes with power
How DB Jordan Fuller has transformed the LA Rams defense

He brings a solid perspective in his analysis. So be sure to check his work on game day.

In the meantime, the Rams are getting ready for the second home game of the season, and we’ve got a lot more ground to cover. The LA Rams are 2-1 and are vying in the best division of the NFL, the NFC West. Go Rams!