New York Giants 2017 Game Notes: Week 9 vs. Los Angeles Rams
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Players battle for the ball during the NFL International series game between Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium on October 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Can the 1-6 New York Giants pull off the upset of the surprising Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium?

Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6)


  • Giants have won seven straight meetings in series dating back to 2002, including 17-10 win last season in London (Week 7).
  • Rams have lost 3 straight road games in series dating back to ’03 (by combined 95-53 score).

Rams By The Numbers

  • Off in Week 8. 5-2 record in ‘17 (4-12 in ‘16)…Won three straight road games.
  • QB Jared Goff: 59.9 completion percentage, 1,719 passing yards, 9 TD passes, 4 INT, sacked 10 times in seven games in ’17 (54.6 completion. percentage, 1,089 passing yards, 5 TD passes, 7 INT, sacked 26 times in seven games in ’16).
  • RB Todd Gurley: 920 yards from scrimmage (627 rushing, 293 receiving), 8 TD in seven games in ’17 (1,212 yards from scrimmage, 6 TD in ‘16).
  • Have scored 222 points, 17 offensive TD in seven games in ’17 (NFL-low 224 points, 23 offensive TD in ’16).
  • Allowed 10 sacks in seven games in ’17 (allowed 49 sacks in ’16).
  • Allowed 33 points in last three games (allowed 105 points in first 4 games in ’17).
  • Allowed 17 points or less in 3 straight games…12 takeaways in 7 games in ’17 (18 takeaways in ’16).

New York Giants

Giants By The Numbers

  • Off in Week 8. 1-6 record in ’17 (11-5, reached playoffs in ’16).
  • Giants: lost three straight home games.
  • Allowed 14 TD passes, totaled 3 INT in seven games in ’17 (allowed 15 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in ‘16).
  • Have 346 rushing yards in last three games (237 rushing yards in first four games in ’17).
  • Scored 112 points, 12 offensive TD in seven games in ’17 (24 points and 3 TD in the fourth quarter of Week 3 loss to Eagles).
  • QB Eli Manning: 36 TD passes, 21 INT in 23 regular season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15).

What To Look For

The Rams have won one more game than they did last season. Conversely, the New York Giants stand at 1-6 after an 11-5 finish a year ago. So is this truly a case of franchises headed in opposite directions? The jury is still very much out on these Rams, who have made dramatic strides on offense and now Wade Phillips’ defense is starting to come into its own. But here’s a game that Sean McVay’s club is supposed to win on the road. Can they live up to those expectations on Sunday?

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