The St. Louis Rams (6-9) thought they could bully the New York Giants (6-9) and their rookie receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. When the dust settled, Beckham had two more touchdown catches, and the Rams came out on the wrong end of a 37-27 decision.
Last week, the New York Giants (5-9) played against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. This week, the Giants take on the other half of the RG3 blockbuster trade, as they travel to St. Louis to face the Rams. Pride is a stake, as two non-playoff teams face each other in an otherwise meaningless contest.
The Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
Winston received 668 first-place votes and 2,205 points to finish 1,501 points ahead of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for the seventh-largest margin of victory in Heisman history. Winston was left off 115 ballots altogether.
Winston: “I knew I did nothing wrong. I knew I could respect the process and I’d eventually be vindicated. It was more about me being silent for my family because I didn’t want to put my family in those situations.”
The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.
Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony – though he’s not expected to have much competition.