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Today’s game between the New York Giants and the St. Louis Rams may not have meant much, but the two teams sure didn’t play that way. Rather, fans at the Edward Jones Dome were treated to one of the chippiest contests of the 2014 NFL season—a contest that was marred by several cheap hits and a Giants-Rams brawl on the sideline late in the second quarter.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. appeared to be the target of the Rams’ frustrations for most of the game, and it probably had something to do with this celebration, which followed the rookie wide receiver’s first quarter touchdown:
After that, the Rams players seemed interested in one thing, and one thing only: Get back at Odell Beckham.
First it was T.J. McDonald getting in his grill following a 5-yard gain on a screen pass:
That earned McDonald a 15-yard taunting penalty, but the Rams weren’t done. Two drive later it was Alec Ogletree delivering the late hit on Beckham:
And that late hit is what sparked this Giants-Rams brawl along the sideline:
Here’s another view of the Giants-Rams brawl:
After all of that, Rams defensive end William Hayes was ejected, along with Giants defensive end Damontre Moore and wide receiver Preston Parker.
As for Beckham, he would go on to torch the Rams’ secondary for eight catches, 148 yards, and two touchdowns, en route to a 37-27 Giants victory.