The formula is pretty simple for the Giants. Monday Night Football. Injuries. 234 yards. Pressure.

These four things are the four key ingredients for the G-Men as they welcome to the wounded St. Louis Rams to Metlife Stadium. I see the Giants winning big based on the four reasons listed above.

Eli MUST play better in Week 2

1. Monday Night Football: The core members of the Giants have played in the big games. The Giants play in at least two prime time games per year. The St. Louis Rams aren’t exactly a big draw anymore. The Rams haven’t played in a prime time match-up in over three years. The majority of the Ram team is very young, including quarterback, Sam Bradford. 

The Giants need to use their experience and home field advantage to come out and dominate the inexperienced Rams.

2. Injures: Back to Bradford. The second-year starter suffered a hand injury in Week 1. In addition, slot receiver, Danny Amendola, stud running back, Steven Jackson, and left tackle Jason Smith were injured in Week 1 and are not expected to play. By not having these players, the Rams leave themselves very vulnerable to the Giants edge-rushing mentality. Cadillac Williams will sub-in for Jackson, but the drop-off in talent is significant. 

The Giants may be without Hakeem Nicks and Justin Tuck this week. Both are listed as ‘questionable’ as we enter Monday night. Having both players available will make things much easier for the G-Men.

3. 234 yards: The Rams gave up 234 rushing yards last week the Eagles. Michael Vick accounted for roughly 100 of them, but running back, LeSean McCoy had a monster game. The Giants were only able to gain 85 yards on the ground last week and will look to run straight at the Rams. Expect the Giants to get Mr. Jacobs more involved this week after only registering six carries last year. Expect the Giants to run for at least 200 yards in this one.

4. Pressure: With Jason Smith out, the Giants should be able to generate more pressure on the edge. Jason Pierre-Paul, who picked up two sacks last week, will work against second-year right tackle, Rodger Saffold. Saffold has been solid, but without Smith, Mr. Tuck could have a field day. If he plays, the Giants need to continue hitting Bradford. Make him eat some of the new Metlife Stadium.

It’s MNF. It’s NY. It’s the Giants. It’s the Rams? Exactly. Watch Bradshaw and Jacobs carve up this Ram defense to a big Monday night win.

Prediction

Giants 31
Rams 13