Giants defense a no-show in 51-17 loss to Rams

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Apparently, that was too much to ask for the 1-6 New York Giants as they faced Los Angeles today.

Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman tackles New York Giants' Sterling Shepard (87) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. 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.

Rams' place kicker Greg Zuerlein continued his excellent season going a ideal 9-for-9 on kick attempts, including three field goals and six extra points.

It was the team's second first-quarter touchdown of the season.

The 51 points allowed were the most in a home game since 1964, and the most ever allowed by the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Scoring points is the most basic and obvious key to any game, but for the Giants, it's become paramount and worth pointing out as a key. The Giants were still in the game, trailing 10-7, and had the Rams pinned back on a third-and-33 from their own 48. Goff also has been a beast away from home, throwing for 671 yards and six TDs without an interception.

On 3rd-and-2, Goff hit tight end Tyler Higbee in the middle of the end zone for an eight-yard touchdown.

Majority came in the form of big plays, including a 67-yard connection between Goff and a wide-open Sammy Watkins just two minutes after Woods' score.

The touchdown pass to Higbee came after Aaron Donald sacked Manning and forced a fumble that Connor Barwin recovered. The first came on a Gurley one-yard run to cap a seven-play, 75-yard drive to open the second half.

The 2016 Rams, through 16 games: 224 points. Gurley added 104 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns, giving him 10 on the year - tying the career high he set in a dynamic rookie season. He was relieved by Geno Smith in the final minutes of the game.

It didn't take long for the Rams to take advantage. They then got a blocked punt from Cory Littleton and took a 41-10 lead on Goff's four-yard touchdown pass to Woods.