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Notes and stats for Giants vs. Rams Week 17 matchup

The New York Giants (5-10) host the Los Angeles Rams (8-7) in MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

Sunday's game is the 45th regular-season meeting between the Giants and Rams. The Giants have a 16-28 record in those contests and a 9-14 record at home. The teams last
met on Oct. 17, 2021, when the Rams won in MetLife Stadium, 38-11.

The Rams hold a three-game winning streak in the series, which was preceded by a seven-game Giants winning streak from 2002-16. The Giants last defeated the Rams at
home in 2011.

Here are notes and stats for both teams ahead of the Week 17 matchup.


*QB Tyrod Taylor passed for 133 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Had 2 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 97 rating in his only career start vs. Rams (10/9/16 w/ Buf.). Has 487 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 92.8 rating in 1st 3 starts in 2023, incl. 200+ pass yards in 2 of 3 starts.

*RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 80 yards & had 4th rush TD of season last week. Has 1,087 scrimmage yards in 2023, his 4th-career 1,000-yard season. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home.

*TE Darren Waller has 42 catches for 456 yards in 2023 & needs 44 rec. yards to reach 500 for 4th time in past 5 seasons.

*WR Darius Slayton led team with 90 rec. yards & had 2nd rec. TD of season last week, his 17th-career TD catch.

*WR Wan'Dale Robinson has career-high 49 catches in 2023.

*OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux has 7.5 sacks & 8 TFL in 6 home games in 2023 & aims for his 6th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks.

*ILB Bobby Okereke had 10 tackles & PD last week. Is only player with 130+ tackles (132), 9+ TFL (9) & 9+ PD (9) in 2023. Has 5+ tackles in 14 of 15 games this season.

*ILB Micah McFadden has 7 TFL in his past 7 & has career-high 12 TFL in 2023.

*DL Dexter Lawrence had season-high 2 TFL last week & has 6 TFL in 2023, his 4th-straight season with 5+ TFL.

*S Xavier McKinney had 10 tackles & half sack last week, his 5th 10+ tackle game in 2023, tied-most among DBs. Ranks 6th among DBs with career-high 104 tackles in 2023. Had 3 PD & 2 INTs in last meeting.

*CB Adoree' Jackson had 1st-career INT-TD last week. Has 4 PD in his past 4. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD.


*QB Matthew Stafford passed for 328 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.7 rating last week, his 5th-straight start with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Completed 22 of 28 atts. (78.6 pct.) for 251 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 128.7 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes & 115+ rating in 4 of his past 5 vs. NYG.

*RB Kyren Williams rushed for 104 yards & had 9th rush TD of season in Week 16. Has career highs in scrimmage yards (1,249) & scrimmage TDs (12) in 2023 & is 1 of 3 (Tyreek Hill & Christian McCaffrey) to average 110+ scrimmage yards per game (113.5) in 2023. Aims for his 7th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 2+ TDs in 3 of his 5 road games this season.

*WR Cooper Kupp has 55 catches in 2023, his 5th-straight 50-catch season. Aims for his 5th in row with 6+ catches. Had 9 catches for 130 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD catch.

*WR Puka Nacua leads all rookies with 96 receptions (3rd-most by rookie all-time) & 1,327 rec. yards (5th-most by rookie all-time). Is 1 of 5 rookies ever with 3+ games (3) of 150+ rec. yards & 1 of 3 rookies in SB era with 6+ games (6) of 100+ rec. yards.

*WR Demarcus Robinson aims for his 5th in row with rec. TD.

*DT Aaron Donald had 14th TFL of season last week. Has 5.5 sacks & 8 TFL in 7 road games this season. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NYG with 0.5+ sacks.

*LB Ernest Jones had 2 PD, 2 TFL & sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TFL & 4th in row with sack & PD. Has career highs in tackles (132), TFL (13), PD (6) & sacks (4.5) in 2023.

*S Jordan Fuller had 2nd INT of season last week. Had 11 tackles in last meeting.

*S John Johnson has 6 PD in his past 6.

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