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Giants vs. Rams Preview and Predictions


Odell Beckham Jr. finally had a performance to match the headlines and the New York Giants came out of it with a win, though it was not without further controversy. Beckham will take his show across the Atlantic on Sunday, when the Giants face the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

New York was facing questions about its offense before breaking out in a 27-23 win over Baltimore last week, but Beckham's 222-yard, two-touchdown performance was somewhat marred by the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he drew for removing his helmet after scoring the go-ahead TD. "We can't have (penalties)," Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters. "(Beckham) knows that and he wanted to fire up our kick coverage team and defense. He knows we can't have it. We need to keep our focus on the ballgame." The Rams are coming off back-to-back losses and facing questions about their defense after surrendering a total of 61 points in the setbacks. Defensive end Robert Quinn sat out the last two games with a shoulder injury and was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, but Los Angeles is optimistic he can return on Sunday to help the pass rush.

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network. LINE: Giants -2.5. O/U: 43.5

ABOUT THE GIANTS (3-3): Beckham suffered a hip pointer in the win over the Ravens and was able to return to the game and score the final TD, but he has been receiving treatment for the injury this week and sat out practice on Wednesday. Eli Manning threw for 403 yards and three scores last week, but New York's rushing attack was limited to 38 yards on 17 carries despite the return of Rashad Jennings, who missed a month with a thumb injury. Shane Vereen has not played since Week 3 and is on injured reserve with a triceps injury but still leads the Giants with 147 rushing yards.

ABOUT THE RAMS (3-3): Los Angeles' big problem at the beginning of the season was the offense, but quarterback Case Keenum and company have been doing more than enough to win of late. Keenum threw for 321 yards and completed 19 straight passes at one point against Detroit last week, but the defense failed to hold a late lead in a 31-28 loss. The Rams' defense could have a tough time covering Beckham on Sunday if top cornerback Trumaine Johnson (ankle) is forced to miss a second straight game.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Rams DT Michael Brockers (thigh) did not practice on Wednesday and is day-to-day.

2. New York S Nat Behre (concussion) had to be removed from practice on Wednesday and remains in the league's protocol.

3. Los Angeles RB Todd Gurley averaged a season-high 4.1 yards per carry last week but has yet to record a 100-yard performance.

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Los Angeles Rams

  • Marqui Christian

    Suspension
    Elig Week 3 | out

    Christian has been handed a two-game suspension for an unspecified reason. He is expected to be reinstated in time for Week 3 versus the Falcons.

  • Chandler Brewer

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New York Giants

  • Sam Beal

    Personal
    I-R | I-R

    Beal has decided to sit out the duration of the 2020 season due to a personal matter, and he has been entered on the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list.

  • Leonard Williams

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    Williams has been placed on the on the active Non-Football Injury list with an injured hamstring. There is currently no timetable for his return to action.

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    I-R | I-R

    Solder has been designated for the Injured Reserve/Opt-Out list after announcing that he will sit out the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason.

  • Josiah Tauaefa

    Illness
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    Tauaefa has wound up on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is uncertain how long it will take to return to full health.