The often injury-prone receiver has been working to restart his career in Los Angeles, and plays like this certainly will help. Gurley's 627 rushing yards is fifth in the NFL.
Obviously, when looking at all of the struggles surrounding NY due to injuries, watching Los Angeles dominate the way they did on Sunday really shouldn't come as that much of a surprise. Rams receivers were running wide open deep downfield in the first half. "Obviously, we had some big turnovers in the first half". The winless Browns and San Francisco 49ers are the two others.
"Everybody just over-pursued", safety Landon Collins said.
Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley rushes during the first half of an National Football League game against the New York Giants Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. And the Rams recorded at least 40 points for the third time this season.
Jared Goff passed for four touchdowns.
Eli Manning threw for 220 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in the loss. They caused more problems in NY than a subway delay. The Rams will be back at home at the Coliseum for the first time in over a month next week to play the Texans.
Relevant to the latter point, Los Angeles has now eclipsed its point total from the entire 2016 season in its first eight games. They scored 48 points on Sunday.
The 51 points allowed by the Giants represented the most they have given up in a home game since September 19, 1999, when Washington scored 50. He followed that with a nine-yard run to set the Rams up well in the red zone.
The Rams' good fortunate started early.
Cooper Kupp caught 3-of-5 targets for 54 yards in the Rams' Week 9 rout of the Giants. The Rams' defense appeared a little too relaxed on that drive, but there turned out to be no reason for concern. The Giants had a punt blocked and a missed field goal and failed to do much on offense. The Giants were driving again, and were particularly effective on the ground, and reached midfield when Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree burst into the NY backfield and stripped the ball from running back Wayne Gallman Jr. He was relieved by Geno Smith in the final minutes of the game.
It didn't take long for the Rams to take advantage.