NY Giants’ blowout loss to Rams defined by these 3 disastrous stats
Number 3: 365 yards and 5 TD’s allowed
This was another awful game for the NY Giants’ defense.
The pass coverage looked absolutely awful for the majority of the game with the Giants seemingly sticking with the same zone that has not worked all year.
Here’s what went wrong on each of the passing touchdowns the NY Giants surrendered;
TD number 1: 15 yard pass to Robert Woods
This play came in the 1st quarter with 10:28 left on the clock.
On this play Robert Woods ran a hitch route to the Giants 11 yard line, where he then caught the ball wide open and ran into the end zone untouched.
It seems as if there was a lack of communication between Julian Love and James Bradberry, as on this play the Giants seemed as if they were running a zone. However, once Cooper Kupp ran his route across the field, both defensive backs followed him. Leaving that gap in the middle of the field for an easy TD.
It seemed as though this was more of Love’s fault, as he was lined up over Woods to start the play. I think he simply made a bad read and thought Bradberry would cover Woods.
TD number 2: 3 yard pass to Cooper Kupp
Shortly after their first TD, the Rams struck again, when on 4th and 1 at the Giants 3 the Rams run a pick route on the right side.
During this play, Van Jefferson ran up above Kupp into the defense. This cut Adoree’ Jackson off, who was Kupps man, and allowed for a very easy TD to make it a 14-3 ball game.
TD number 3: 2 yard rush to Darrell Henderson
This one came off the heels of a Jones interception.
After getting the ball at the NY Giants 10 yard line, the Rams did not have to go far to score. Taking only 3 plays to get to the Giants 2 yard line where RB Darrell Henderson ran it right up the middle for another easy TD.
TD number 4: 25 yard pass to Darrell Henderson
The Rams looked to score again after limiting the NY Giants to a possession that only lasted 5 plays after scoring their previous TD.
Holding the ball on the NY Giants 25 yard line, Matthew Stafford threw a beautiful pass to Darrell Henderson in the end zone after he toasted NY Giants linebacker Tae Crowder.
Crowder has taken over the role of tackling machine since Blake Martinez went out with a torn ACL in week 3. However, he struggles mightily in coverage. This was shown on this play.
It seemed as if safety Xavier McKinney had a chance to run over and help Crowder in coverage before the ball was thrown, but regardless, Crowder simply cannot get beat like that.
TD number 5: 13 yard pass to Cooper Kupp
On the final TD of the game for the Rams Matthew Stafford faked the handoff on a play-action pass and hit Cooper Kupp on an out route at the Giants 12 yard line.
It seemed as if Reggie Ragland bit on the play-action, leaving Kupp a lot of room to catch the pass wide open and run untouched into the end zone.
Ragland is in the same boat as Tae Crowder, he will make a lot of tackles, but he struggles heavily in coverage.