Both St. Louis and New York are surprisingly healthy coming into Week 16, with the Rams likely having all 53 of their players available, while the Giants might only be one man short when kickoff comes at 3 o’clock Sunday.
St. Louis can finish a .500 record if it wins its final two games, while New York has won two straight this month after losing seven in a row in October and November.
Team had trouble getting 1st downs against Arizona
The Rams look to do something that hasn’t been done since the “Steel Cutrain” when Pittsburgh shut-out three consecutive opponents.
All 53 players practiced Wednesday and are expected to be available to play in Thursday night’s nationally televised game at the Edward Jones Dome.
The current starting quarterbacks for St. Louis and Arizona became friends when they were the backups to Detroit’s Matt Stafford in 2010 and 2011. They both moved on to new teams after that, but have remained friends throughout.
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Rams will host Big Red and a national TV audience when NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football comes to the Edward Jones Dome this week.
Head coach would prefer to not get involved in any protest or political debates.
Both teams played in blowouts Sunday — the Rams beat Oakland 52-0, and the ‘Skins lost to Indianapolis 49-27.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher says team COO Kevin Demoff has spoken with law enforcement about the gesture.