New York Giants: 2020 Schedule Release and Breakdown

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Week 4 at the Los Angeles Rams

In Week 4, the Giants will travel to the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, for a matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are only two seasons removed from winning the NFC before losing in the Super Bowl to the Patriots. Now, the Rams aren’t even close to the team they were in 2018.

In 2018 the Rams finished with a record of 13-3, winning the NFC West and clinching a first-round bye, in 2019 the Rams finished at 9-7 and failed to make the playoffs after finishing third in the division.

Although the Rams failed to make the playoffs in 2019, under the new playoff format, they would have. Los Angeles is still a very good team with a chance at getting back to the playoffs for the first time since winning the conference.

However, the Rams also have a decent chance at finishing at the bottom in the NFC West now that they don’t have former star running back Todd Gurley, and the Cardinals have gotten better as well. It is because of this that the Rams are an interesting team going into 2020.

Although the Rams are without Gurley in 2020, it is not much different than 2019 as he rushed for only 857 yards last season, down about 400 yards from the year prior. However, he did still manage to go for 12 touchdowns, which will certainly be missed in L.A. this season.

As for the week four match-up between the Giants and Rams, the Giants have a fair chance to win this game. Not only did the Rams lose Gurley, but they also lost Brandin Cooks and Clay Matthews as well.

What this means is that the Rams are going to struggle to put up yards and get to the end zone consistently, which opens the door for the Giants. However, as for Clay Matthews and the defense, the Rams are still going to be solid on that side of the ball because they have a guy named Aaron Donald.

This will be a good game and a game that the Giants will have the opportunity to win if they can get the ball moving early on the offensive end.