Giants defense a no-show in 51-17 loss to Rams

Rachel Hardy
November 6, 2017

With both teams coming off their bye week, the visiting Los Angeles Rams relished their break and shook off the time difference in a 51-17 victory, the Giants' seventh loss in eight games this season.

After a long road trip that saw stops in Jacksonville, London and NY, the Rams will return home to Los Angeles next Sunday where they will host the Houston Texans at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum at 1:05PM PST. Expect Kupp to have a higher-volume game in Week 10 against the Texans, where he'll mostly square off with burnable slot CB Kareem Jackson. Last November, they scored a total of 50 points in four games.

The Giants are one of three teams who are winless at home this season. "Obviously, we had some big turnovers in the first half".

Manning completed 20 of 36 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to go with his fumble.

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Four plays later, and after a long Gurley run, the Rams took a 7-0 lead on Goff's 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee. It started with a sack by All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who forced Eli Manning to fumble in the process.

The quick-strike Rams scored touchdowns on six drives through the first three quarters, none of them taking more than 3:35. But a NY missed field goal as time expired in the second quarter kept the Rams with a 27-10 lead at halftime. And yet, a screen pass from Jared Goff turned L.A. wideout Robert Woods into a hot knife, and the Giants' defense just melted.

The Giants may have been short-handed - eight of their 22 projected Week 1 starters were out - but this was a collective failure, the kind that can cost people jobs. Everyone has to be on notice.

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