The Los Angeles Rams entered Week 9 after a refreshing bye week to face the New York Giants. While some expected this to be a “trap” game for a young team with limited experience dealing with success, the Rams dominated en route to a 51-17 victory.
TE Gerald Everett
Jared Goff only completed 14 passes but still amassed 300+ yards and 4 TD’s in the air. Of the 14 completions, three were for the tight end group with the rookie Everett having one of the biggest plays of the game.
rams are really creative with their personnel. bench concept with gerald everett running the 9 and robert woods running the out route. pic.twitter.com/cpg4owo9vi— charles mcdonald (@FourVerts) November 6, 2017
One thing to note is that Goff only threw 21 passes in total but five went to the tight ends. Look for Everett to perhaps get more opportunity as he continues to make big plays.
WR Cooper Kupp
Kupp co-lead the Rams in targets with five coming his way. With big plays for Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins, Kupp still managed to have three receptions for 54 yards. While many will give Kupp flack for his drop in the end zone (see picture above), he still made some very nice plays and is Goff’s favorite target, leading the NFL in red zone targets.
S John Johnson
Johnson finished the game with seven total tackles, helping to limit the Giants to 17 points. Unfortunately, he also had a huge rookie mistake with his eyes being glued to the backfield, which allowed for Tavarres King to score early in the game.
Tavarres King TD to cap off a nice drive. Refreshing. pic.twitter.com/hnpC2qv6ch— UmmSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) November 5, 2017
Johnson would rally to play better as the game went on. Look for him to continue to improve in tandem with Lamarcus Joyner.
LB Samson Ebukam
Ebukam has slowly but surely started to garner more playing time. In the blowout, he managed to record two tackles and was active in special team packages.