The Los Angeles Rams head into their Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants in London coming off a pair of frustrating losses that has pushed them out of first place in the NFC West.
However, the Rams have become a team spewing with confidence because of the play of the offense in a 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions last Sunday afternoon. They continually moved the ball down the field racking up a game-high 387 total offensive yards along with 23 first downs and converted 6-of-9 third down opportunities.
Case Keenum led the charge with arguably his best game in a Rams' uniform posting a season-high 321 yards on 27 of 32 passes with three touchdown passes and ran another in. This also included setting the franchise record with 19 straight completed passes. Kenny Britt continued his breakout season hauling in seven catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The 28-year-old is hoping that Los Angeles can build off their offensive production over the last couple of weeks against the Giants on Sunday morning.
“I think we’re building on confidence. I think confidence and momentum is a big deal in this league," Keenum said. "I think the offensive line has confidence in each other. I have confidence in them. (RB) Todd’s (Gurley) growing in that as well. All aspects, with the receiving corps as well - those guys running their routes. I’m confident they’re going to be where they need to be and they’re going to go up and make plays, where I can throw the ball up at times and let them make a play.”
Head coach Jeff Fisher also echoed these same sentiments, but further emphasized his strong belief that Keenum can keep the ball rolling against the Giants' defense who rank 21st in the league through the first six weeks of the season.
"What we’re excited about is how the offense has started to ascend over the last couple of weeks," Fisher said. "We played some good defenses early. If you exclude our opener at San Francisco, our offense is starting to do this. He got very comfortable. The game slowed down for him. 19 consecutive completions is hard to do, and he did it. As we continue to go, and every week is a challenge, and I’m extremely impressed with the Giant’s defense right now. But, we have to continue to do those things and make those plays."
Los Angeles looks to have a favorable matchup against New York's defense that is 23rd in the NFL against the pass while garnering the fewest sacks (six) and is currently tied for the fewest interceptions (two) and takeaways (three). Despite that, Keenum is still wary of the talent that the Giants possess on that side of the ball.
“The Giants are very talented upfront and on the backend as well," Keenum said. "Obviously, with (CB) Janoris (Jenkins), who was with us last year. Looking at them on film, they’re a sound defense. We’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve got to protect the football. We have got to be able to run the ball well. I think our coaches are coming up with a great plan.”
That said, Keenum has kept his primary focus on helping get the Rams back in the win column before they head into their bye in Week 8.
"I want to win every week. Any time you don’t win, food doesn’t taste as good, it’s just not as good. I hate losing," Keenum. "I want to win every time I step on the field. No matter when it is, where it is. To get the opportunity to play this week after last week is important.”