The New York Giants have placed starting left tackle Andrew Thomas on injured reserve along with wide receiver/kickoff returner C.J. Board. The Giants made the moves on Tuesday after both were hurt on Sunday in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Thomas, the fourth pick overall in 2020, has foot and ankle problems.
When Sean McVay called out his Los Angeles Rams for starting slowly in what would end up being a 38-11 rout of the New York Giants on Sunday, it could have been dismissed as a way to keep their attention with another losing team on deck. Except McVay might actually have a point, as the Rams were held scoreless in the first quarter for the third time in their past four games. After getting out to fast starts in their first two games, scoring 17 points in the opening quarter against Chicago and Indianapolis with new quarterback Matthew Stafford directing opening drives that ended in touchdowns, the Rams (5-1) have scored just 10 points since.
Coach Matt Rhule promised the Carolina Panthers' offense will take on a “vastly different look” moving forward after the team's third straight loss. In an effort for the Panthers to “find their identity” with star running back Christian McCaffrey still out with a hamstring injury, Rhule plans to lean more on rookie Chuba Hubbard and the running game beginning this week against the New York Giants. “We have ran the ball well, but we have not been committed enough to running it — and that’s going to change, I can tell you right now,” Rhule said emphatically during a news conference Monday.