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Rams-Giants: The Turf Show Times’ Staff Predicts a Winner

The St. Louis Rams [6-8] host the New York Giants [5-9] this Sunday. The Giants have won five in a row in this head-to-head series. Can they make it six? The TST staff have their predictions...

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Mike Dietrich [@dvond]

The Giants are playing a tad better and do have a WR who is playing at a top 5 level.  The Rams secondary gives up a very high completion percentage so this should be a tough overall match up. The Giants defense has played a tad better while the Rams passing offense is around 200 a game since Hill took over. Mason has also only been over 4 ypc one game in last 7 . I see a tough close game...

Prediction:  Giants 24, Rams 20

EddieP [@iAmEddieP_]

The Rams offense sputtered in a defensive loss last week. The O-Line is a wreck. I see Jason Pierre-Paul licking his chops. Odell Beckham will burn Janoris Jenkins for a TD or two.

Prediction:  Giants 27, Rams 13

northwestRAMSfan [@troilus22]

If there was ever a time for the Rams to get Tre Mason going again it would appear to be this weekend. The New York Giants are tied for last in the NFL allowing 4.9 yards per carry, and have given up 13 rushing TDs which is tied for 23rd in the NFL. The Giants are also one of the worst in the NFL at running the ball, averaging a mere 3.6 yards per carry and could likely be without the services of their top rusher Rashad Jennings. If the Rams could manage to get the ground game going AND slow down the Giants rushing attack it would likely lead to a win. Of course when the Giants offense is on the field all eyes will be on Odell Beckham, as he has been absolutely on fire lately. If the Rams defense forces the Giants offense to abandon the run, they better be prepared to deal with a heavy dose of the rising young star. The Giants are right in the middle of the NFL pack in terms of sacks allowed, but the Raiders had only allowed 12 sacks all season prior to facing the Rams (who got 6 in that game alone), so take that with a grain of salt. The Giants defense on the other hand is very middle of the pack against the pass, although they are allowing a whopping 7.9 yards per attempt (28th in NFL). It seems the Rams should find opportunities on the ground, that will then open up big plays through play action. At the very least we can sit back and enjoy as the inevitable "Eli faces" are put on the screen.

Prediction:  Rams 24, Giants 14

sergey606 [@thatsergey]

The Rams are wearing throwbacks again - seems like the last time we won in those unis, SJax went absolutely nuts and Rams surprised the heavy favorite Saints. But that's off topic.  I think that Odell will have a couple TDs, however, that's it for the Giants. Defense will keep pressure on Eli and shut down the run game. Rams just do enough on offense to have control of the game for the most part.

Prediction:  Rams 23, Giants 17


If the O-Line can put together something that even slightly resembles a pro-caliber performance, the Rams win. Tre Mason should run train on this soft Giants front seven and a successful ground game will open up some deep bombs to Kenny Britt. Eli Manning will have pressure in his face all night and Odell Beckham will take a few pops from TJ McDonald and Co. Welcome to the NFL son.

Prediction:  Rams 24, Giants 13

Joe Mazzi [@Joe__Mazzi]

Remember the days when Eli Manning was a turnover machine, when the beleaguered quarterback aimlessly threw caution to the wind and played hot potato with the football? Those were simpler times, much more entertaining and humorous times. And I believe they may come again.

This is a game the Rams should win, but we've been down that road before. Shaun Hill should fare much better than he did against Arizona, and St. Louis' front on defense - coming off ten days rest - will continue dominate. I see Tre Mason bouncing back in a big way.

Still, we can't expect the Giants to simply crumble. Death, taxes and a few more Odell Beckham Jr highlights are all that's certain.  Both teams will have their respective fans pulling out their hair in this one. I, for one, intend to keep my luscious locks.

Prediction:  Rams 27, Giants 20

Charles Martel [@CharlesMartel19]

In this weeks match up, you have two teams on defensive hot streaks. We are familiar with the Rams having not allowed a TD in three straight games, but the Giants have only allowed 20 points in their last two and have racked up an impressive 22 sacks in their last three games. Given the Rams porous offensive line and a ferocious Giants pass rush on the one hand and then the Rams fearsome front four and Eli's concrete-encased feet on the other, we may see a game record number of sacks in this one.

Despite Odell Beckham Jr's OROY caliber season, he is nearly the only weapon the Giants have. Will Eli have the time to find him? Since the Giants have no running game to speak of, the Rams should be able to simple do what they do best...rush the passer and let the sacks and the interceptions roll in.

Prediction:  Rams 17, Giants 6

Eric Nagel [@Eric_nagel]

The Rams are like a George R.R. Martin book. It takes you four months to get to the end only to find out nothing actually happened.

Prediction:  Giants 17, Rams 13

Frank "Dubs" Dobozy [@Bozy1313]

The Rams come into this game as 5-point favorites. The Giants have had a terrible time of it on the road. They're 2-5 away from the comforts of home, and 2-5 against the spread in away games (tied for worst in the NFL). The over/under for this game is 43.5 points. 98% of the money bet to-date is on the under. What do all of these numbers mean? A low-scoring affair, with the Rams inching one step closer to .500 on the season.

Prediction:  Rams 20, Giants 13

3k [@3k_]

Soon wild commotions shook him, and made flush
All the immortal fairness of his limbs;
Most like the struggle at the gate of death;
Or liker still to one who should take leave
Of pale immortal death, and with a pang
As hot as death’s is chill, with fierce convulse
Die into life: so young Apollo anguish’d:
His very hair, his golden tresses famed
Kept undulation round his eager neck.
During the pain Mnemosyne upheld
Her arms as one who prophesied.—At length
Apollo shriek’d;—and lo! from all his limbs

Prediction:  Rams 20, Giants 13

Misone [@MightyOrMisone]

I got the Rams. No elaborate breakdown from me today. Its pretty simple. The Giants are on par with the Redskins. The Rams have clearly shown that they are pretty much good enough to kick the shit out of inferior teams. The Giants are a one trick pony on offense, and Beckham will have to face E.J. Gaines for most of the game. Plus a physical secondary that will look to test his toughness. The running game for Giants is nonexistent. I expect the Rams to rack up the sacks in this one. Probably 6-8. On Defense the Giants are lucky the Rams dont have Bradford starting, otherwise this may be a true blowout.

Prediction:  Rams 30, Giants 13

Joe Stanfill [@papapegasus]

Even after a sad, albeit acceptable loss against the Cardinals, the Rams will continue to be the dominate force we have seen over the last month and change. The Giants have Eli "Eli Face" Manning to contend with, which means he could toss a few picks or shred the Rams for 375 yards and four TD's. My vote is for a horrible day by Manning. I see the Rams defense scoring more points than the offense in this one, to go along with the expected 5-6 sack lunch. Offensively the Rams will protect the ball with high percentage throws by Shaun Hill, and an aggressive ground game. The Giants give up a ridiculous 150 yards rushing per game on the road.

Prediction:  Rams 34, Giants 17

Brandon Bate [@NoPlanB_]

I think the Rams can edge this one out, but the gameplan must consist of establishing the ground game on offense and minimizing the damage in the air on defense.

The Giants rank 30th in the NFL against the run, so Tre Mason should see a heavy workload, and needs to make the most of the opportunities.

Defensively, the focus turns to Odell Beckham Jr., who's been the hottest wide receiver in the NFL over the past six weeks.  Eli will look his way often, as he’s done for the last month.  The Rams can’t allow him a stat line like the Skins did last week.

Effective running...pressuring Eli Manning into making errant throws...that’s what it’s going to take.  I don’t see this one being high-scoring.

Prediction:  Rams 20, Giants 16


And there you have it.  Nine members of the TST staff are taking the Rams to keep the hope for a .500 season alive.  Three...well, they’re banking on the "same ‘ol Rams."

Can the Rams defend their turf this Sunday, and end the Giants five-game win streak against them?