View photos of the Giants departing for their Week 4 trip to Los Angeles ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.
The Giants once hit the road for their second away game of the 2020 season this weekend as they will fly across the country for a west coast matchup with the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. This is the first time the Giants will play the Rams in Los Angeles in over 25 years. While the two teams met in 2016 in what was technically a Rams home game, which the Giants won 17-10, it took place in London as part of the NFL's International Series.
This will be the first time the Giants play the Rams in Los Angeles since 1994, when Rodney Hampton rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown but the Rams took home a 17-10 win.
The last time the Giants traveled across the country and defeated the Rams was in 1990. Ottis Anderson, Rodney Hampton and Lewis Tillman each rushed for a touchdown while Phil Simms tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mark Bavaro as the Giants emerged with a 31-7 victory. Linebacker Gary Reasons picked off Rams QB Jim Everett twice in this game, while Everson Walls added another interception. The win helped the Giants jump out to a 9-0 start on the season.
View photos of the Los Angeles Rams' starters ahead of the Week 4 matchup against the Giants, based on their unofficial depth chart.
The Giants flew to California to take on the Rams at Anaheim Stadium in the 1984 NFC Wild Card Game, a game in which kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh connected on three field goals in helping the Giants clinch a 16-13 win. Running back Rob Carpenter scored the Giants' only touchdown in this game on a one-yard run, while the defense limited the Rams to just 214 total yards.
In 1979, rookie quarterback Phil Simms, in only his fifth NFL game, threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 46 yards on five carries, leading the Giants to a 20-14 win over the Rams in LA. Alan Caldwell, Harry Carson, Brian Kelley and Dan Lloyd each registered an interception of Rams QB Pat Haden, while kicker Joe Danelo drilled two field goals.
The Giants' first victory over the Rams in Los Angeles took place way back in 1959 when Charlie Conerly completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 321 yards and a touchdown, guiding the Giants to a 23-21 win in the season opener. Frank Gifford rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown while catching seven passes for 82 yards, and Bob Schnelker caught eight passes for an impressive 171 yards and a touchdown.
This will be the Giants' first game at the new SoFi Stadium. Big Blue is also scheduled to play the Chargers there in 2021.
View rare photos of the history between the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams.