- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW YORK GIANTS (5-9) at ST. LOUIS (6-8)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Rams by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 6-8, St. Louis 8-6

SERIES RECORD - Rams lead 26-15

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Rams 28-16, Sept. 19, 2011

LAST WEEK - Giants beat Redskins 24-13; Rams lost to Cardinals 12-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 25, Rams No. 19

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (12T).

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26T), RUSH (30), PASS (13).

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (20T) PASS (26).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11T), RUSH (12), PASS (10).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Both teams are peaking late. Giants and Dolphins are lone teams in last 25 years to win consecutive games by double digits after seven-game losing streak, according to STATS. Rams haven’t allowed TD in three straight games, franchise record, and 12-quarter streak without allowing TD matches franchise record set in 1939. … Surge has not added clarity to future of 68-year-old coach Tom Coughlin, who has one year left on contract. Earlier in week, Coughlin said topic had not been discussed with management. … Giants have won five straight in series after losing five straight. New York playing in St. Louis for first time since 2008. … Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 12 passes for 143 yards and three TDs last week. Beckham has 71 catches for franchise rookie-record 972 yards despite missing first four games with hamstring injury. Beckham has nine TD catches, needing one to match franchise rookie record set by Bill Swiacki in 1948. … RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) had one carry last week and is uncertain for this week. … Rams finish at Seattle and need to win final two games to avoid 11th straight losing season. They’ve won seven games each of coach Jeff Fisher’s first two seasons. … Rams held to 69 yards rushing on 20 carries last week. … Rams WR Stedman Bailey had five catches for 74 yards against Arizona. … MLB James Laurinaitis leads team with 146 tackles, two ahead of OLB Alec Ogletree. As rookie last year, Ogletree ended Laurinaitis’ four-year run as team leader.

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