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Week 9 Rookie Progress Report

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A look at the performance of the Giants' rookies Sunday against the Rams:

There aren't many positives after a 51-17 loss, but the Giants' rookies did provide a couple of bright spots against the Rams.

TE Evan Engram


NEWS
> [Struggles continue in 51-17 loss](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-struggles-continue-in-51-17-loss-to-Rams/3866c4ff-fcaf-4fa1-b026-c9bbe82f6db9)
> [Big plays cost Giants against Rams](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Big-plays-cost-Giants-in-loss-to-Rams/3921554b-b252-4499-8a2d-9b9b7264c643)
> [Postgame Stats and Notes](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-vs-Rams-Postgame-Stats-and-Notes/d67cab9c-bc89-4a01-9542-5dddfb25b7b2)
PHOTOS
> [Best photos from Giants vs. Rams](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Best-Photos-from-Giants-vs-Rams/8dd705c4-3899-42c9-a2b1-c2313fb79f41)
VIDEOS
> [Watch Giants vs. Rams Highlights](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Watch-New-York-Giants-vs-Los-Angeles-Rams-Highlights/d5529cf6-c51d-4839-8b4d-2fa92019315f)


10 targets
4 receptions
70 yards
Long: 26
1 TD
58 offensive snaps (85%)

Engram had good production in the loss, but it wasn't very efficient with only four catches on 10 targets. There were some errant passes, but he also had a few passes hit his hands that ended in incompletions. There was one clear drop on a shallow cross over the middle and another on a short pass in the left flat that was thrown slightly behind him.

DT Dalvin Tomlinson

4 tackles
38 defensive snaps (59%)

The Rams wound up with 162 yards on the ground at 4.2 yards per carry, but the Giants held Todd Gurley to 59 yards on 3.7 yards per carry. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Tomlinson had four run stops to go along with three quarterback pressures. He was the third-highest graded player on the Giants' defense.

DE Avery Moss

6 tackles
2 quarterback hits
1 pass defensed
56 defensive snaps (88%)

Moss played more snaps than any other Giants defensive lineman. He hit the quarterback twice and deflected a Jared Goff pass. Moss has continued to improve as he has gotten more and more playing time with Olivier Vernon sidelined with an ankle injury.

LB Calvin Munson

6 tackles
1 forced fumble
41 defensive snaps (64%)
15 special teams snaps (44%)

Munson played for B.J. Goodson at middle linebacker. On the final defensive snap of the game, Munson made a tackle for loss on Malcolm Brown and forced a fumble.

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