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Tyrod Taylor to start for Giants in Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Rams


Tyrod Taylor will start at quarterback for the Giants in their Week 17 home game against the Rams, coach Brian Daboll announced Wednesday morning.

Taylor replaced starter Tommy DeVito after halftime in Philadelphia, his first substantial action since injuring his ribs against the Jets on Oct. 29. Taylor completed seven of 16 passes for 133 yards, including a 69-yard fourth-quarter touchdown to Darius Slayton that is the Giants' longest play of the season. He also gained 21 yards on two rushes.

DeVito threw 16 passes, completing nine for 55 yards. He took the only sack of the game by a Giants quarterback but increased his streak of passes without an interception to 137. DeVito gained five yards on his only rushing attempt. He is 3-3 as a starter.

"I thought Ty did some good things in the second half of Philly so he earned the right to start this game," Daboll told the media Wednesday morning. "Let's get ready for the Rams, really have nothing else to add on it. That's where we're at."

"I think there was some positives to take away from it," Taylor added. "I think as a team we were able to create a spark, obviously put some points on the board. Still some plays that were left out on the field. I think it was definitely some positives to take away from that game."

Sunday's game will be Taylor's fourth start of the year. In his two full games this season, the 34-year-old completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 479 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in addition to 49 yards on 13 rush attempts.

Taylor threw for 279 yards against the Commanders in Week 7, when he finished with a 116.9 passer rating. 

"It means everything to me," the veteran said about being named the starter again. "I mean, obviously the work that you put in week in and week out. I've been playing this game for a long time and anytime I get a chance to lace up the cleats and go out and compete means the world to me. That's where I'm the happiest, and it's what I love to do, to be able to go out and not only show your peers but prove to yourself what you could do. 

"It's not a me thing. It's a team sport, and I'm excited for our guys to go out for these last two weeks to put our best foot forward and to compete at a high level. Regardless of playoffs or not, there's always something to play for and that's the mindset that we've got to have."

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