The Los Angeles Rams currently sit at 8-7, and in the sixth seed of the NFC playoff picture, after going on a run to close out November and December. While the Rams could clinch a playoff spot with a win vs. the Giants and either a Seahawks loss or a Vikings/Packers tie, at the end of the day, if they win their last two games they would secure a playoff spot without needing any additional help.
After a big win vs the Saints last Thursday, and a 5-1 record in their last six games, it’s completely understandable why fans are extremely confident in the team right now. Our latest poll shows 100% of fans think the team is heading in the right direction.
Los Angeles heads into a pivotal game against the New York Giants this week, and while it’s fun to run through potential playoff clinching scenarios, the fact is none of it matters if the Rams do not get a win at MetLife Stadium this Sunday.
Fortunately for LA, the team comes into the game as healthy as they have been all season, with only backup cornerback Tre Tomlinson expected to miss the game. Per Sean McVay via The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue, Puka Nacua was held out of practice due to some tightness in his hip and Ernest Jones was out with an illness, however both are expected to play. Alaric Jackson was also added to the injury report with some thigh tightness, but like Nacua and Jones, he too is expected to play.
Also in the Rams favor is the Giants’ run defense, or lack there of. Currently, the Giants are averaging 134.2 yards surrendered to opponents on the ground per game. Los Angeles sports the second leading rusher in the league in Kyren Williams, who is averaging 131.5 yards per game in his last six outings.
New York does not fair much better against the pass, ranked 20th in the league and allowing an average of 229.7 yards per game. Rams QB Matthew Stafford has been arguably the best QB in the league over the last six games, posting 1,578 yards, 15 touchdowns and only one interception in that span.
While Los Angeles will be facing mobile veteran backup QB Tyrod Taylor instead of rookie Tommy DeVito, the Giant’s offensive line should be no match for Aaron Donald, Kobie Turner and company.