The 1-4 New York Giants welcome the 4-1 Los Angeles Rams to MetLife Stadium on Sunday. It’s not shaping up to be a friendly matchup for the struggling Giants. The Rams possess the second-best passing offense in the NFL with 310 yards per game.
New York, meanwhile, is dealing with several key injuries. Quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion), running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) all were hurt last week in a loss to Dallas. Jones has been cleared to play.
Meanwhile, receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton and safety Jabrill Peppers, all of whom were out with hamstring issues, are expected to suit up. Cornerback Rodarius Williams is out for the year with a torn ACL.
Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney has slowly emerged as a real threat, though. On Sunday he set a Giants rookie record and set career-highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (189), the most yards by a rookie since Juju Smith-Schuster (193 yards in 2017).
The Rams used to have the NFL’s top defense, but those days are gone since former defensive coordinator Brandon Staley joined the Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles is ranked 23rd in yards allowed and 13th in points allowed. However, heir pass rush is still good and Jalen Ramsey is having another great season.
What you need to know
What: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
When: Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Game time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Announcers: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
Radio: WFAN-660 AM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross)
Pre-game: Lance Medow, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, John Schmeelk
Post-game: Lance Medow, John Schmeelk, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Bob Papa, Carl Banks
Giants post-game live (MSG Networks): Madelyn Burke
SIRIUS: 135 (LAR), 81 (NYG) | XM: 385 (LAR), 226 (NYG) | SXM App: 818 (LAR), 823 (NYG) Giants Spanish Radio: Que Buena (92.7)
Online streaming: Fubo | NFL Game Pass (Free trial)
Odds: Rams -9.5
Weather: 63f Clear. Clear throughout the day.
Referee: Alex Kemp
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Giants 2021 regular season schedule
Week 1 — (L) Broncos 27, Giants 13
Week 2 — (L) Washington 30, Giants 29
Week 3 — (L) Atlanta 17, Giants 14
Week 4 — (W) Giants 27, Saints 21
Week 5 — (L) Giants 20, Cowboys 44
Week 6 (Sun., Oct. 17) — vs. Los Angeles Rams (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 7 (Sun., Oct. 24) — vs. Carolina Panthers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 8 (Mon., Nov. 1) — at Chiefs (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 9 (Sun., Nov. 7) — vs. Las Vegas Raiders (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 10 — Bye
Week 11 (Mon., Nov. 22) — at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 12 (Mon., Nov. 28) — vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 13 (Sun., Dec. 5) — at Miami Dolphins (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 14 (Sun., Dec. 12) — at Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 15 (Sun., Dec. 19) — vs. Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 16 (Sun., Dec. 26) — @ Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 17 (Sun., Jan. 2) — @ Chicago Bears (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 18 (Sun., Jan. 9) — vs. Washington Football Team (1 p.m., FOX)
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.