Published: Mon, November 06, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jared Goff and Rams, suddenly a powerhouse, destroy Giants

Jared Goff and Rams, suddenly a powerhouse, destroy Giants

Play as conservative as possible, keep everyone in front of you, and there's no way the offense should be able to gain all they need.

On paper, the Los Angeles Rams realized Sunday's matchup against the New York Giants seemed like it would work to their advantage when looking at how the two teams compared on paper. They set up a screen with Robert Woods, playing it safe while hoping to get in field-goal range.

Goff went 14-of-22 for 311 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, with zero turnovers, despite spending most of the fourth quarter on the bench.

The Rams new and improved offense scored on eight of their first nine possessions, starting with a Goff touchdown to tight end Tyler Higbee after All-Pro lineman Aaron Donald strip-sacked Eli Manning on the Giants first drive of the game.

After a long road trip that saw stops in Jacksonville, London and NY, the Rams will return home to Los Angeles next Sunday where they will host the Houston Texans at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum at 1:05PM PST.

It was the first time the Rams (6-2) defeated the Giants since 2001 and the most points allowed by the Giants since giving up 52 to the Cleveland Browns in 1964.

Majority came in the form of big plays, including a 67-yard connection between Goff and a wide-open Sammy Watkins just two minutes after Woods' score.

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. He made the score 48-17 with a 10-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Evan Engram.

On the next drive, the Rams reached the Giants' red zone again but had to settle for a Greg Zuerlein 27-yard field goal and a 10-7 lead in the first minute of the second quarter.

After a three-and-out Giants punt, the Rams even managed to get receiver Sammy Watkins involved, as he and Goff connected on a 67-yard touchdown and a 24-7 lead.

The 2016 Rams, through 16 games: 224 points. Eli Manning needs to throw for 186 yards to become the seventh quarterback in National Football League history with 50,000 career passing yards.

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