After a sluggish start that saw the home team with a slight lead at the end of the first quarter, the Los Angeles Rams looked dominant the rest of the way en route to a 38-11 victory over the New York Giants at Metlife stadium. Because the Rams were able to gain firm control of the game with a 28 point second quarter and stout defensive play, Los Angeles was afforded the opportunity to provide snaps to players who normally wouldn’t see the field barring setback or injury.
Back-up quarterback John Wolford saw his first action of the season supplanting starter Matthew Stafford in the fourth quarter. Wolford looked mostly comfortable, if not somewhat conservative, during his 10 snaps. Similarly, left tackle Andrew Whitworth appeared to get a well-deserved break late in the game, being replaced by Joseph Noteboom for the offensive final 19 snaps.
Defensively, defensive back Dont’e Deayon saw heavy usage after being promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. Largely because of injury to Darious WIlliams and disappointing play from third year man David Long Jr, Deayon was used on 88% of the defensive snaps. The aforementioned Long did see the field on 20 snaps, however, once the game was mostly out of reach. This attributed to star Jalen Ramsey’s season low of 57 snaps, accounting for 76% of defensive plays.