NFL Week 9: Keys for Giants vs. Rams

The success of the Rams hinges on the performance of Jared Goff

The Rams ended up winning, 51-17.

Meanwhile, the G-Men have lost seven of their last eight games and find themselves in the cellar of the NFC East, a whopping six games behind the first place Philadelphia Eagles.

And oh, by the way, the team is still undefeated in matchups away from the Coliseum this year - pushing that record to 5-0. Less than three minutes into the first quarter, Aaron Donald broke into the Giants' backfield, sacked Manning and forced a fumble that the Rams recovered near midfield.

Jared Goff set career highs with four touchdown throws and 311 yards passing, Todd Gurley ran for two more scores and the surprising Los Angeles Rams made one big play after another in beating the defenseless New York Giants 51-17 on Sunday. And from there, the visitors poured it on.

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After the Rams scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the second half, the outcome had been decided. Seeking only some field position, Goff completed a short pass to receiver Robert Woods, but some bad coverage by the Giants allowed Woods to run 52 yards, essentially untouched, for a touchdown and a 17-7 lead.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, it's the first time a team has scored a touchdown with a down-and-distance of at least 33 yards since 2001.

Goff then provided some spark with two consecutive deep touchdown passes. Watkins' longest reception of the season gave the Rams a 24-7 lead.

Rams' place kicker Greg Zuerlein continued his excellent season going a flawless 9-for-9 on kick attempts, including three field goals and six extra points. NY has dominated the all-time series of late, winning seven straight meetings since being edged by the Rams 15-14 in 2001.

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