New York Giants vs Los Angeles Rams: Preview and Predictions
The NFL is taking over Twickenham today as the New York Giants face off against the Los Angeles Rams. The Sports Gazette staff bring you their predictions for the game as well as a brief preview of what to look out for:
Giants 34-20 Rams
The international series games have a history of turning into shoot-outs. In the last three Wembley games, the six teams have combined for 177 points.
This Sunday, one team has Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz; the other has Case Keenum at Quarterback.
He may have had his best game as a Ram last week but I expect Keenum and the Rams to struggle to keep up with the Giants explosive offense.
Giants 10-13 Rams
Both teams have struggled offensively this year and this game will be no exception, especially considering the extra travel involved in getting here.
Look for the Rams to get out to a stronger start as they arrived early in the week, long before the Giants who only arrived early Friday morning and will have less time to acclimatise.
Giants 25-21 Rams
Given their off the field issues and potential lack of preparation, this feels like the kind of week where the Giants could slip to an embarrassing defeat.
That said, they have some quality offensive play-makers and in Eli Manning a quarterback with the know-how on the big stage.
I think they'll scrape an unspectacular victory to head back to NY over .500.
Giants 17-24 Rams
The Giants enter as favourites, and given the proven stars on their offense possibly rightly so.
Saying that though, the Rams defense is playing exceptionally well and without a great running threat on the Giants offense, the Rams feared pass rush will be able to pressure Eli Manning who can make mistakes when hurried.
Turnovers and special teams will end up being crucial in a battle where both teams will struggle to move the ball consistently and the Rams have the edge in both those areas.
Giants 27 - Rams 17
With both teams sitting at 3-3 this is a tough game to call.
The Giants have established stars on their offense and quarterback Eli Manning has won in London before.
Experience should prevail and the Giants pull away for the victory.