Rams dominate New York Giants in all 3 phases

Katrina Barker
November 6, 2017

Scoring points is the most basic and obvious key to any game, but for the Giants, it's become paramount and worth pointing out as a key.

Goff threw three touchdowns in the first half, finishing with 311 yards passing in arguably his best game as a pro. Less than three minutes into the first quarter, Aaron Donald broke into the Giants' backfield, sacked Manning and forced a fumble that the Rams recovered near midfield.

It doesn't get any easier for a defense than third and 33. Four plays later, Tyler Higbee caught an eight-yard touchdown from Jared Goff for the first points of the game.

The Giants would get a 50-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas, who would later miss a 45-yard attempt just before the half, but otherwise, it was all Rams in the second quarter.

The Rams, who finished the game having scored on nine of their 12 possessions, kept piling it on, starting with their opening drive of the second half with a 1-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley to make it 34-10. The second was a 67-yard strike to receiver Sammy Watkins.

The two teams traded field goals later in the second quarter, with cornerback Trumaine Johnson's second interception of the year leading to Zuerlein's.

Rams' place kicker Greg Zuerlein continued his excellent season going a ideal 9-for-9 on kick attempts, including three field goals and six extra points. Receiver Robert Woods, who entered the game without a touchdown for the Rams, got two touchdowns Sunday and caught four passes for 70 yards.

Goff then provided some spark with two consecutive deep touchdown passes.

It seemed as if the Rams were just toying with the Giants when Pharoh Cooper did an unnecessary pirouette before embarking on his 30-yard punt return.

NY pulled a bit closer just after Manning became just the seventh quarterback in National Football League history to throw for over 50,000 yards. The Rams scored 17 points off the Giants' three turnovers - two fumbles and an interception. He made the score 48-17 with a 10-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Evan Engram.

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