Apparently, that was too much to ask for the 1-6 New York Giants as they faced Los Angeles today.
The Rams new and improved offense scored on eight of their first nine possessions, starting with a Goff touchdown to tight end Tyler Higbee after All-Pro lineman Aaron Donald strip-sacked Eli Manning on the Giants first drive of the game. Eli Manning needs to throw for 186 yards to become the seventh quarterback in National Football League history with 50,000 career passing yards.
numberFire's models projected Goff for 16.7 FanDuel points and he exploded for 28.44 in Sunday's win.
ABOUT THE GIANTS (1-6): NY will be without cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who was suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. Goff hit Woods with a screen pass, and with good blocks ahead of him, the wideout went 52 yards for the score. The Rams, meanwhile, are second in the league behind only the Houston Texans, averaging 30.3 points per game.
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. Manning finished 20-of-36 passing for 220 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Higbee, not normally used as a receiver, opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown grab 4:05 into the contest.
Early in the second quarter, the Giants reached midfield again, trailing 10-7, but rookie running back Wayne Gallman was stripped by linebacker Alex Ogletree.
The Rams, after a series of terrible penalties, faced a 3rd-and-33 play from their own 48.
The teams traded field goals in the final five minutes of the first half and the Rams held a 27-10 lead. Seeking only some field position, Goff completed a short pass to receiver Robert Woods, but some very bad coverage by the Giants allowed Woods to run 52 yards, essentially untouched, for a touchdown and a 17-7 lead. The first came on a Gurley one-yard run to cap a seven-play, 75-yard drive to open the second half. They then got a blocked punt from Cory Littleton and took a 41-10 lead on Goff's four-yard touchdown pass to Woods.