The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Receiver Danario Alexander gave the Rams a big-play threat on the perimeter, catching three passes for 122 yards and a touchdown. His 68-yard reception from Sam Bradford marked career longs for both players. Bradford also set a career high with 331 yards passing. The Rams were much more effective striking down the field.
The finger injury Bradford suffered in Week 1 did not seem to affect him.
The Rams outgained the Giants, 367-300.
Mike Sims-Walker caught six passes for 92 yards.
Rookie first-round draft choice Robert Quinn played for the first time during a regular-season game and finished with one sack.
The rest of the NFC West also lost in Week 2, meaning the Rams lost no ground in the division.
Looking ahead: The Rams are home against Baltimore in Week 3.