The New York Giants have an extremely difficult matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6. With the game starting on Sunday at 1 PM, the Rams will travel across the country and fight a three-hour time difference and long week after taking on at the Seattle Seahawks last Thursday.
The Rams are no pushover, as they currently host one of the league’s best offenses, scoring an impressive 28.2 points per game on average, including the second-best passing yards per game total at 310.2.
If the Giants want to keep this game competitive, they will have to win the turnover battle and get the ball in their playmakers’ hands. With Darius Slayton hosting a ‘questionable’ status for the contest and Kenny Golladay out with a knee injury, the Giants will have to rely on Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney, who are more than capable of carrying the load.
Things are only getting more difficult for the New York Giants:
The Giants are coming off an unfortunate loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. They allowed a putrid 525 yards, including 201 on the ground and 324 through the air. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns. The Giants scored just 20 points after Daniel Jones went down with a concussion on a goal-line bootleg.
Stopping Los Angeles wonâ€™t be an option for the Giants given their defensive woes this season, as ESPNâ€˜s Football Power Index gives the Rams a 69.1% chance of emerging victorious. Despite the Giants’ struggles, Rams head coach Sean McVay is preparing diligently to face off against a team that enjoyed spurts of production.
Los Angelesâ€˜s biggest challenge will be stopping rookie receiver Kadarius Toney, who totaled nearly 200 all-purpose yards against Dallas last weekend. He is in line for another big day after MRIs returned negative on his ankle. Toney brings a unique blend of agility and shiftiness, which even the best defenders are unable to contain. The expectation is that Jalen Ramsey will try to lock down sterling Shepard and Toney, likely covering the hot hand.
Considering Big Blue wonâ€™t have two of their most prominent offensive threats, it is up to the defense to take a big step forward, and most would root against a Patrick Graham lead unit after allowing 44 points to Dallas without much resistance.
Score prediction: Rams 34 – Giants 24