news / 10.21.2016 NY Ready to Play LA in London
The Giants have touched down in London and are ready for an exciting match against the Rams. Unlike past London games, which have always been played in Wembley Stadium, the Giants will be playing in the more suburban Twickenham Stadium.
Odell Beckham Jr. has been sidelined much of the week after suffering a hip pointer in Sunday’s game against the Ravens. That shouldn’t be an issue though, as Beckham’s name has been cleared from the injury report. OBJ looked more than healthy as he hooked up with some European footballers (the foot kind) and showed that he isn't just a one-sport athlete.
Eli Manning will again look to utilize Beckham’s athletic prowess to take advantage of the Rams’ struggling secondary. Though the Rams are known for the lockdown defense, their corners haven’t gotten burned the past two games, which means high volume passing may be the key to securing a win across the pond.
It could likely be a shootout on both sides. Rams QB Case Keenum looked to be coming into his own, throwing for 321 yards and 3 TDs last week against the Lions. The Giants D will have to keep an eye on veteran wideout Kenny Britt, who was Keenum’s favorite target, hauling in seven receptions for 136 yards and 2 TDs.
Both teams are currently sitting at 3-3 on the season, so it will be a hard fought battle to get back above .500. The game kicks off on Sunday, October 23, 9:30 am ET.
Gregg Rosenthal | nfl.com | October 21, 2016