A win is a win, but this was a sloppy one, as the Giants beat the Rams 28-16 .
Rams started the scoring off with a 21 yard field goal. The Giants answered back after recovering a fumbled punt to score on a 3 yard pass to Hakeem Nicks. After another Rams field goal, Michael Boley recovered a fumble and took it 65 yards to the house to make it 14-6. Domenik Hixon added another touchdown after he came up with a 22 yard pass in the end zone, to end the half and make it 21-6.
The Rams started off the scoring in the 2nd half with a 27 yard field goal. Brandon Jacobs helped to extend the league after a 9 yard touchdown run. Sam Bradford threw a beautiful 19 yard touchdown pass to Danario Alexander, who came down with a great catch to make it 28-16.
The offense was inconsistent, benefiting from good field position to score. A few good drives, but nothing consistent. The run game was good, but they didn’t stick to it enough. Eli was inconsistent, overthrowing a lot of guys. In his defense, though, Mario Manningham left with a concussion and Domenik Hixon left with a knee injury. We’ll update those injuries as they become available. Bare bones at receiver. They put up points, but were awful on third downs, the line didn’t protect him all that well, and were just too inconsistent.
The front 7 of the defense was really good, stopping the run well, and putting good pressure on Bradford. The secondary just continues to get burned. Aaron Ross was benched, although he did come back in. Webster didn’t look too good. Neither did Rolle. Something has to be done, but there’s not much to be done. No one out there to sign. Have to increase pressure. When the Giants rushed, they were getting to Bradford. They didn’t do it al the time. They also didn’t do a good job of disguising their blitzes, as Bradford was making good line calls and adjusting. The run defense was really good, and great performances by Boley, Bernard and Canty. Just have to work on the secondary.
Not a pretty effort, but it’s a win, and a needed one at that, especially with the Eagles coming up. We’ll take it.