The Rams moved the ball on their opening drive, and were in scoring range. Sean Mcvay made the decision to go for it on fourth down instead of kicking a field goal, and LA came up short. The score stayed 0-0. On the Giant’s first drive, the Rams were able to make a stop to force New York to punt the ball back to LA, giving McVay and his team another chance to score.
On their second offensive drive, Matthew Stafford and the Rams were able to move the ball once again. This time LA capitalized with a Kyren Williams rushing score. The Rams led 7-0 after the successful extra point. On New York’s second offensive drive, Tyrod Taylor and his offense moved the ball into scoring position. The Giants would successfully score a touchdown to tie up the game at 7-7.
LA looked to respond to the Giants first points, but instead the Rams would be forced to punt after the refs picked up a flag on what looked like a potential pass interferance call. Regardless, New York had the ball with a chance to add to their points and take a lead. LA’s defense quickly responded to force the Giants to punt again after not gaining many yards. This set up LA with a shorter field and a chance to take some control in this contest.
Instead, Stafford threw an interception intended for Puca Nakua, and this set up the Giants to take a lead and assert some control over the Rams. LA’s defense once again stepped up to force possession back to LA’s offense. Stafford and the Rams found themsevles in scoring position with two minutes remaining in the half. Stafford would ended up connecting with Cooper Kupp for LA’s second touchdown of the day. The Rams led 14-7 after the extra point.
Taylor, quarterbacking for the Giants, tried to take a deep shot but LA’s defense forced an interception with about a minute remaining. LA had another chance to score before the first half came to a close. Stafford would thorw a pass to Demarcus Robinson, and Robinson would fumble to change possession. The Giants now had an opportunity to tie or score before the half ended.
New York would settle for a field goal. The half comes to close as LA lead 14-10.
We’ll see what happens in quarter three and four.
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