Thursday, July 25, 2024

Rams clinch playoff spot with 26-25 win

The Rams clinched a playoff spot with a hard fought win over the Giants that nearly slipped away at the last second.

Giants kicker Mason Crosby missed a potential game-winning 54-yard field goal with 30 seconds left that would’ve handed the 5-11 Giants an improbable win. “I stopped looking when it turned left,” Crosby said.

“We are never going to take for granted being able to get wins,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said. “There were things that we did to try to not win this game today. But our guys found a way. 

“Sometimes you need these types of games. It seemed we were a little off, but they kept staying together.”

Rams advance to playoffs after 3-6 start

It hadn’t looked like the likeliest outcome on the season for the Rams who started very slow and have grown into a very competitive team. This game, however, wasn’t one of their finest.

“We obviously didn’t play best on the offensive side of the ball, but our defense got some critical stops late in the game,” QB Matthew Stafford said. “Not the cleanest game, but we found a way to win. A win is a win. It was a crazy game. Felt like I was seeing it well, but obviously made two bad throws.”

Los Angeles RamsNew York Giants
1st Downs2217
Passing 1st downs148
Rushing 1st downs77
1st downs from penalties12
3rd down efficiency2-85-16
4th down efficiency0-11-3
Total Plays6167
Total Yards391389
Total Drives1413
Yards per Play6.45.8
Passing286284
Comp-Att24-3427-41
Yards per pass7.56.0
Interceptions thrown21
Sacks-Yards Lost4-316-35
Rushing105105
Rushing Attempts2320
Yards per rush4.65.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-30-2
Penalties3-287-65
Turnovers31
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown21
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession30:1129:49

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