The New York Giants certainly had its best offensive performance of the season defeating the St. Louis Rams 37-27. The offense had a whopping 514 yards of total production. Eli Manning had an almost flawless performance with 391 yards and 3 touchdown passes. Andre Williams rushed for an impressive 110 yards and had a rush of 45 yards rumbling up the gut of the Rams’ defense. This was a great team win, but it was the offense that flashed the brightest.
The Giants’ offense spread the ball around, feeding the ball to 6 different receivers. Odell Beckham continued his historical rookie season with 8 receptions for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had a masterful 80 yard reception in which he ran a perfect post route, splitting the Rams cover 2 defense.
Beckham was not the only star of the day however as three other targets had great games as well. Rueben Randle had 6 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown. Randle averaged 22 yards per receptions. Larry Donnell and Preston Parker combined for 7 catches and 74 yards; both play makers averaged over 10 yards per catch.
Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
With all the big plays from receivers, Manning, and Williams, the game ball should go to the offensive linemen. The Giants dominated the line of scrimmage and won the battle of the trenches. Manning was sacked only one time and had a clean pocket most of the day.
The Giants’ offensive line was why the running game is also responsible for some gaping holes for Williams to run through. It has been a big problem area for the Giants but it looks like they may have figured out how to fix their woes.
The Rams’ defense was ranked 11th going into this week. This opponent was not a push over by any stretch of the imagination. The Giants have now won 3 games straight as the offense has found its stride in the winning streak. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo seems to be more comfortable in his role as the play calling has been almost perfect in the past several weeks.
Overall, the Giants success on offense may just be what could save Tom Coughlin’s job. The Giants see an offense with big potential in 2015 and excusing McAdoo could derail that. The promise of an explosive offense next season with Victor Cruz‘s return could save the entire coaching staff. New York wants to see much more of this electric production on offense in the future.