Coming off a poor performance in a season-opening 21-14 loss to the Washington Redskins, the New York Giants face the St. Louis Rams (0-1) Monday night. With a matchup against the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles looming in Week 3, the Giants need a victory over the Rams to avoid the potential of an 0-3 start.
"There is not enough execution. There is not enough good things going on. You look at the offense and an 85-yard drive that was very good but why aren't there more of those? Why isn't there more consistency?" said Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. "We definitely have some work to do to get where we want offensively. I won't take anything away from the , they played hard and they did the things they had to do to win the game but I am disappointed in our ability to not take full advantage of what we had."
The injury-ravaged Giants may go into Monday's game without another key player. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks suffered a bone bruise to his knee in Sunday's game and his status for Monday is uncertain. Defensive end Justin Tuck, who missed Sunday's game with a neck injury, said he is "50-50" to play against St. Louis.
The Rams will be without running back Steven Jackson, who suffered a strained quad in the Rams' 31-13 loss to the Eagles. St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford expects to play despite a finger injury.
New York Giants - Game Averages
|Off||14.0||315.0 (18th-T)||240.0 (15th)||75.0 (19th)|
|Def||28.0||332.0 (13th)||258.0 (17th)||74.0 (8th-T)|
St. Louis Rams - Game Averages
|Off||13.0||335.0 (15th)||181.0 (20th)||154.0 (7th)|
|Def||31.0||404.0 (24th)||167.0 (7th)||237.0 (28th)|