Daniel Jones and the Giants offense had the ball, down one possession with two minutes left in the fourth quarter, for the second time in four games.
Jones on 2nd-and-5 at the 18-yard line with 56 seconds left, was intercepted by Darious Williams on a ball intended for Damion Ratley. New York was in L.A. territory on eight possessions, which resulted in only nine points. The Giants have scored no touchdowns in their last two games.
Each team’s opening drive was completely opposite; the Giants had three plays for -9 yards, while the Rams went 12 plays and 65 yards, which culminated in a Gerald Everett two-yard rushing touchdown.
The next Rams drive told a different story, as Everett fumbled on the first play after a hit from Austin Johnson. James Bradberry recovered, giving the Giants the ball at the Rams 34. A false start pushed the Giants into a 3rd-and-long, and the drive resulted in a field goal.
After both teams went three-and-out, the Rams went 15 plays for 47 yards, again getting in the red zone. First-and-goal started from the 4-yard line, but a sack from Johnson brought the Rams outside the 10 and finished with three.
Johnson had only two tackles, but both were huge plays, and the Giants’ defense bent but didn’t break.
The Giants got the ball back with 3:52 left in the first half and converted three third downs. With nine seconds remaining, Jones looked for Evan Engram in the end zone, had the ball deflected, and fell incomplete.
New York was down 10-6 heading into the locker room, with Jones sacked four times. The Giants would remain down one possession the entire second half.
After a nine-yard punt return from Golden Tate, the Giants set up shop at their own 43 with five minutes left in the third quarter.
Jones went 4-for-6 with 34 yards on the drive, both incompletions intended for Darius Slayton. Slayton was targeted seven times and had just three receptions for 48 yards, which led the team.
The Giants again settled for three, making it a one-point game. On their first drive of the fourth quarter, New York got a burst of a ground attack for the first time since Saquon Barkley sustained his injury, as Wayne Gallman had a 26-yard run.
After seven more yards for Gallman, the Giants entered Rams territory. On 3rd-and-3, Jones found Tate on a screen that was played very well by Jalen Ramsey.
New York had two drives to tie the game. The first started with 6:56 remaining; the Giants got to the Rams 30, but the next play was the fifth sack of Jones from Justin Hollins.
The drive ended after a 4th-and-11 play that was a throw off the fingers of Golden Tate, who was at the line to move the chains.
The second, and final, drive resulted in New York’s only turnover, and the fifth interception for Jones on the season.
The Giants head to Dallas to face the Cowboys next week. Rumblings will begin among fans regarding their quarterback.