The Los Angeles Rams crushed the New York Giants 51-17 on Sunday, November 5. The Rams won their third straight game and improved to 6-2 on the season.
Los Angeles set the tone early. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald strip sacked Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the first drive of the game, resulting in a turnover. Running back Todd Gurley made the Giants pay immediately with a 36-yard run deep into the red zone. Quarterback Jared Goff capped the drive with an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee.
New York kept the game close early, but turnovers eventually wore them down. The Giants fumbled the ball away twice, and Manning threw an interception late in the second quarter as well. The mistakes gave the dangerous Rams offense excellent field position throughout the half.
Goff completed 14 of 22 for 311 yards and four touchdowns, including a 67-yard pass to wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Running back Todd Gurley rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 45 yards receiving.
The Rams scored 40 or more points for the third time this season, which hasn’t happened since 2001. The victory also marks the first time the Rams have beaten the Giants in 16 years.
Goff and the Rams return home to play the Houston Texans at 1:05 PT on Sunday, November 12.