Week 4: @ Los Angeles Rams
Big Blue heads out west for their second road game of 2020 with the Los Angeles Rams – a team that looked much scarier on paper following their Super Bowl run in 2018.
Jared Goff’s regression and overall inconsistent play week-in and week-out saw the Rams go 9-7 in 2019 and miss the playoffs after starting the season 3-0.
The loss of running back Todd Gurley is a big plus for the G-Men in this matchup, but the return of a healthy Cooper Kupp to go alongside Robert Woods will test the young secondary.
This is also a matchup that the defensive line should be able to control and take over. Outside of an aging Andrew Whitworth at tackle, the Rams offensive line as a whole is not better than the defensive front of the NY Giants.
New York’s offense benefited greatly in this matchup from the off-season moves of the Rams, who lost linebackers Clay Matthews, Cory Littleton, and Dante Fowler Jr. as well as cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Aaron Donald will be the obvious focus and first true test for the interior of the offensive line, including whoever ends up playing center. Michael Brockers and Lenoard Floyd will be ones to watch as well matched up with the front five.
Outside of Donald, the focus should be on Jalen Ramsey, who will most likely be lined up on Darius Slayton.
It will not only be a huge test for the second year receiver against one of the top corners in football, but a chance for Shepard, Tate, and Engram to show why they’re so dangerous when on the filed at the same time.