They are coached by former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. They have four former Giants on their roster -- safeties James Butler and Craig Dahl, defensive tackle Fred Robbins and linebacker Bryan Kehl.
Oh, one more thing that will look familiar to Giants' fans. The Rams enter Week 2 of the NFL season all beat up.
CB Ron Bartell (broken neck) and WR Danny Amendola (dislocated elbow) will not play. Running back RB Steven Jackson (quad), who is looking for a seventh straight 1,000-yard season, is unlikely to play. Second-year quarterback Sam Bradford will try to play despite a badly bruised index finger on his throwing hand.
Here is Spagnuolo on the radio Tuesday, sounding a refrain we have heard a lot around the Giants.
"We took some hits," Spagnuolo said. "It’s difficult to get any of them any time, but when they come in the first game, it was a little bit rough.
"But we got to bounce back. It’s a long season to go…. Hopefully the guys that are behind them are ready to go."
The Rams are 0-1 after a season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.