Unlike last week's opponent, the Eagles, the Giants do not have extraordinary depth at the cornerback position because of injuries to key players (1st round pick Prince Amukamara and Thomas Terrell). One would expect the Rams to take advantage of the Giants' thin secondary, but that was before the bloody awful performance the passing game displayed - so many dropped catches - against the eagles.
On top of that horrid performance, the Rams' most reliable receiver, Danny Amendola, dislocated his elbow and will be out for a pretty good amount of time. One of the remaining receivers must now step up and fill that void.
That leaves the running game as the main weapon against New York, but even this aspect of the offense has its woes. By now, we all should know stud running back Steven Jackson suffered a Quad strain during his touchdown scoring rush last Sunday. He quickly exited the game after one more rush and did not return, leaving the running game with serious doubts.
Surprisingly, backup running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams picked up the slack. Caddy reminded us of the type of back he could be, rushing for 91 yards with a 4.8 YPC on 19 touches.
Cadillac's play proved his acquisition this off-season was well worth it. After a couple injury riddled seasons and being edged out by rookie LeGarrette Blount in Tampa Bay last season, Williams came to the Rams with a chip on his shoulder. That chip became pretty evident when he took over for Jackson. Caddy certainly made everyone notice he was back.
Of coarse the Rams cannot win by being one-dimensional. Improved play from the receivers - MSW, Kendricks and Gibson - will open up lanes for the Rams' Cadillac to zoom through. Cadillac will need to replicate last Sunday's performance. Better yet, he will need to put up bigger numbers, as in touchdowns.
Nevertheless, Cadillac Williams is one of the players to watch on offense this week against the Giants.