By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
It was good win for the Rams as they traveled 3000 miles to take on the New York at Giant stadium. They came away with a 38-11 win.
Mathew Stafford had a hot first half tossing three touchdown passes help give the Rams now (5-1) a 28-3 lead at the half. The veteran QB connected with Robert Woods for a 15 yarder, Cooper Kupp for a 3- yarder and Daryl Henderson on a 25-yarder all in the second period.
The 28 points are the most the team has scored in a half under Sean McVay. The coaches team also has a 41-0 record when leading at the half.
Stafford finished the day completing 22 0f 28 passes for 251 yards and four TD’s. The good thing he connected with seven different receivers. He finished the day with a 128 QB rating.
“There’s room for improvement,” said Stafford. “We need to be more efficient, we had some big plays without a doubt but we still can in prove more.”
Henderson led the Ground game with 78 yards on 21 carries including a 2-yard TD run. It’s his third straight game with 75 yards or more. He also caught two passes for 29 yards.
Kupp led the team with nine catches for 130 yards including a 30-yarder and 2 touchdowns.
“We’ve got to do better on third down,” said Kupp who was not complacent “ Receivers have to concentrate more and catch the balls.”
The defense flexed up all day only allowing 60 yards on the ground. It marks the third time this season they have held an opponent under 100 yards rushing.
“The defense played great today,” said McVay. “The players, coaches all did a fantastic job of preparation and executing the game plan.”
The defense had 4 takeaways Taylor Rapp had two interceptions and the d forced two fumbles. It was Rapp’s first multi-interception game. His play earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
“For me it feels great,” said Rapp. “Go out there with your brothers and let the preparation and execution follow.”
Jordan Fuller led the team with 11 tackles, Ramsey followed with five. Aaron Donald had two tackles (1 solo) a pass deflection and a QB hit. The D allowed 259 yards by the Giants (1-4).
Robert Rochell had his first career interception to go with five tackles (4 solo) and one pass deflection in his second career start.
The Rams had seven penalties for 50 yards, that’s the most this season.
RAM NOTES: The Rams will take on Jarred Goff and the Lions this week at So-Fi Stadium.