The Los Angeles Rams showed up Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and knocked off the New York Giants by a gritty 17-9 victory. The Rams deployed a rushing game that produced 58 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a total team offensive output of 240 yards. Quarterback Jared Goff contributed with 200 yards and one touchdown for the game.
Goff contributed to this win by completing 25 of 32 passes, finishing the game with 200 yards, zero interceptions, one touchdown and a QB rating of 103.10.
The Rams deployed a rushing game led by Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. For the game, Brown carried the ball nine times and rushed for 37 yards, leading to no touchdowns. Henderson supplemented by carrying the ball eight times for a total of 22 yards. In the passing game, the Rams’ top receivers were Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Woods caught six passes for a total of 35 yards, while Kupp contributed with 69 yards from five passes.
With one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and five sacks , the Rams got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
In a losing effort for the Giants, Daniel Jones attempted 32 passes and completed 23 of them. This performance resulted in 190 yards, one interception, no touchdowns and a passer rating of 65.70 for the game.
The rushing game for the Giants was led by Devonta Freeman and Wayne Gallman Jr. For the game, Freeman rushed for 33 yards from carrying the football 11 times. Meanwhile Gallman Jr carried the ball 6 times for a total of 45 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Giants included Damion Ratley and Darius Slayton. Ratley caught three passes for a total of 34 yards, while Slayton contributed with 48 yards from three passes.
In a losing effort, the Giants defense contributed with two sacks , two forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.
After this game, the Rams improved to a record of 1-0, while the Giants dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Rams now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Giants who now have 0-1 record.