The Giants (1-6) take on the Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium coming off their bye week.
Need to Know
Giants practice at the Quest Dianostics Training Center at 11:10 a.m. on Monday.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be out the team facility, and will be posting the latest news, notes, and opinion later on. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings at practice.
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Hope the Giants are well rested after their bye week because the Rams are coming to town in a week, and they are no walk in the park. And they are also coming off their bye week.
The Rams are one of the biggest surprises this season with a 5-2 record behind a sophomore QB Jared Goff, and a defense that is finally performing to its expectations. Aaron Donald is leading the front four, and we can't forget about Todd Gurley who has the prowess to light up the turf at any given moment.
Los Angeles is coming in with playoff hopes in their minds. But the Giants have more to prove on their home field.
The GIants haven't won at home so far this season, and after an abysmal first half, there is no better place to put that behind them and start anew.
The bye week was a time to reflect, and what the Giants should see are the games in the beginning of the season that they should've won, but had too many fixable mistakes. Injuries have plagued the team's production, but they beat the best defense in football as well as hang in there with the always tough Seahawks in Week 7.
There are few positives to pull from the first half on a record standpoint, but with Sterling Shepard likely to return and everyone resting their bodies, the Giants could be primed for a strong second half.
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Stat of the Day: Second Half
The Giants had the same bye week (Week 8) last season. They extended their two-gae win streak they took into the rest period to six after four straight wins.
Overall, the Giants went 7-2 after their bye. They will certainly look to emulate that this season as well.