The Giants are looking to avoid an 1-7 start, which would be their worst since 1980 under former coach Ray Perkins. Goff passed for 311 yards on just 14 completions.
The bye week did not do one ounce of good for the New York Giants, who were trounced by the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium 51-17. It also broke a 43-point unanswered streak owned by the Rams dating back to Week 7. They went with a screen pass and not only got the 33 yards, but they added another 19 for the touchdown.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, it's the first time a team has scored a touchdown with a down-and-distance of at least 33 yards since 2001.
The Giants offense followed that with a three-and-out, and two plays later Jared Goff hit Sammy Watkins on a 67-yard touchdown to make it 24-7.
The two teams traded field goals later in the second quarter, with cornerback Trumaine Johnson's second interception of the year leading to Zuerlein's. It turned a 10-7 lead into a 10-point advantage and NY never looked the same in seeing its seven-game winning streak against the Rams end.
The onslaught continued in the third quarter, as the Rams scored 21 points in the period to remove all doubt.
The Giants have concerns at linebacker, though, as Keenan Robinson came off limping during the drive and was being checked on by trainers as the game resumed.
Then a Pharoh Cooper 30-yard punt return set up a Gurley 44-yard reception to the Giants' one-yard line. Three plays later, Gurley ran in his second touchdown for a 48-10 lead. The lone bright spot for the Giants was an 11-yard touchdown catch by rookie Evan Engram late in the game. Woods got open on a shallow crossing route and Goff found him on 2nd-and-goal for a four-yard touchdown. Still, he passed the 50,000-yard mark for his career, becoming just the seventh quarterback in National Football League history to eclipse that number. Their 51 points were the most allowed by the Giants since they gave up 52 at New Orleans in Week 8 of the 2015 season.
These are magical times for the Rams, who improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0 on the road.