Giants Welcome 2018 Preseason As They Drop To 1-7 in 51-17 Loss to Rams by Vincent Zahler
As depressing as it was to watch, the Giants allow the most points at home since 1964, it wasn't too far from anything we weren't expecting. A banged up and disillusioned Giants team hosting a rising and confident Rams team resulted in an historically lopsided, mistake filled fiasco. Not much went right and nor was much expected to go right. The Giants turned the ball over at will and in a variety of ways. Fumbles, interceptions, and even allowing a punt to be blocked. It was so ugly, the few fans still inside the stadium starting chanting "We want Coughlin!". This is one of those games where Giants fans would much prefer to forget ever happened. Initially it looked as though the Giants came to play as they opened up with some encouraging strong runs by Orleans Darkwa. That soon ended with a fumble by Eli Manning at midfield which led to the Rams working their way down to the endzone and opened up the games scoring with quarterback Jared Goff throwing a short touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee, This would extend the current NFL record the Giants hold of the most consecutive games allowing a touchdown catch by a tight end with 9. While it looked bleak, the Giants would answer back with a 14 play drive ending with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Tavarres King. However, this would end up being the high point of the game from a Giants fan's perspective. Outside of some decent runs by Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman as well as some fine plays by Sterling Shepard and an impressive leaping touchdown grab. If there is any silver lining to the rain cloud that was literally and metaphorically this game for the Giants, its that Eli Manning was able to pad his career statistics enough to just the 7th quarterback in history to surpass the 50,000 yards passing mark. On defense, the Giants simply couldn't hold back the rams and once again were gassed by game's end, leading to seemingly effortless score by effortless score by Los Angeles. 4 Touchdown passes by Jared Goff and another were run in by running back Todd Gurley. There was just no stopping the Rams today. Then again, this is the current state of the Giants so its questionable on just how unstoppable the Rams are in comparison to how capable the Giants are when it comes to stopping a team. Now at 1-7, we have been given an extremely early welcome to the 2018 New York Giants preseason.