The New York Giants fell to 0-4 on the season following its 17-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
The Rams jumped out to an early 7-0 lead following a two-yard touchdown run by Gerald Everett about halfway through the first quarter. Later in the first, the Giants defense recovered an Everett fumble at the Rams’ 34-yard line, but were only able to come away with three points.
The Giants were able to hold the Rams to just three points for the rest of the half. New York added another three points as well to end the first half only down 10-6.
New York closed the gap to just one point with another Graham Gano field goal in the fourth quarter. However, with just about seven minutes left, Jared Goff found Cooper Kupp for a 55-yard touchdown to give the Rams a 17-9 lead. With just 57 seconds left and the ball at the Rams’ 18-yard line, Daniel Jones threw a game-ending interception to Darious Williams.
The Giants’ defense had a solid performance, holding the strong Rams rushing attack to just 58 yards on the day. Goff only threw for 200 yards and a touchdown. Kupp led the Los Angeles receivers with five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. The Rams only totaled 240 yards on the day. Blake Martinez led the team with 10 tackles and Goff was sacked twice.
The offense, however, was not as good as the defense, totaling just 295 yards. Jones finished the day 23/35 for 190 yards and an interception. He was sacked five times. The run blocking was better, and as a result, the Giants had its best day on the ground all season, rushing for 136 yards. Jones and Wayne Gallman both led the team with 45 rushing yards. Devonta Freeman had 68 yards on the day on 15 total touches. Darius Slayton was the Giants’ leading receiver with 48 yards on three receptions. Evan Engram had six receptions for 35 yards.
The Giants will continue its quest for win No. 1 next Sunday in Arlington against the 1-3 Cowboys.
(Photo: Ashley Landis/AP)