Banged-up Giants blown out by Matt Stafford and Rams behind Daniel Jones' 4 turnovers

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The Giants are irrelevant.

That harsh reality was nailed home Sunday, when the organization honored its 2011 Super Bowl team at halftime of a 38-11 butt-kicking at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams.

One former player described the scene as “sad” seeing a franchise that once lifted two Lombardi Trophies in five years reduced to this.

Losing Kadarius Toney and Andrew Thomas to first half ankle injuries reduced the already overmatched Giants (1-5) to a shell of an NFL team.

Daniel Jones turned the ball over four times, twice as many as he’d committed in his first four and a half games. The line in front of him, the unit GM Dave Gettleman was supposed to fix four years ago, was a complete mess.

Jones was strip-sacked on Matt Peart’s first left tackle snap in place of the injured Thomas. And one of his interceptions happened because Sterling Shepard fell down on his route.


But Jones also threw two bad picks to Rams safety Taylor Rapp.

Meanwhile, Matt Stafford (251 yards, four TDs) carved up Pat Graham’s defense, putting 28 points on the Giants in the second quarter with the help of the Giants’ poor ball security.

Wideout Cooper Kupp (130 yards, two TDs) and running back Darrell Henderson (107 yards, two TDs) paced the Rams’ offense in the romp.

The Rams (5-1) are the second straight top NFC team, after the Dallas Cowboys in last week’s 44-20 blowout, to bury the Giants in a laugher.

And it could still get worse.

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