Upon conclusion of week nine, the Los Angeles Rams now sit at a pretty 6-2 record after beating the New York Giants. In what seemed like a sure-win scenario for the Rams, they went into MetLife Stadium and simply imposed their will. A few hours later, the Rams returned to Los Angeles victorious, a 51-17 victory.
Obviously when you put up a 50-burger, there likely weren’t many lowlights. For me as a whole, the lowlight was the run defense. For a team without any good OL left, and a Orleans Darkwa powered running game, the Giants ripped off five yard runs far too often. Regardless, I’ll go with a “one play lowlight”, and it’ll be the responding TD after the Rams went up 7-0.
It wasn’t much, but it was the Giants response to a TD from the Rams. The other Giants TD came in the 4th-quarter against backups, and outside of that, the Giants didn’t really have an explosive plays (against the starters) that stood out.
This one was definitely harder to decide. Half of me wanted to go with the deep bomb for Sammy Watkins that went for a TD, but I believe this play was more of a team effort - the Robert Woods screen on 3rd-and-33, that ultimately went for a 52 yard TD.
For what seemed like a play to simply try and get some yardage to get into field goal range, it went immaculately well, and ended in a long TD - the first for Robert Woods as a Ram. Beautiful blocks by multiple players (Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, and to a lesser degree, Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee, and Sammy Watkins) sprung Woods to into open space. Once Woods seen the green grass ahead, he simply turned on the burners and left everyone else in the dust.