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The Rams are planning to file a complaint with the NFL office, alleging that the Giants faked injuries during Monday night's game in an effort to interrupt the rhythm of the Rams' no-huddle offense.

Early in the game as the Rams were moving the ball using the no-huddle, two Giants defenders dropped to the ground with possible injuries, causing the officials to temporarily stop the game. The players, S Deon Grant and LB Jacquian Williams, both quickly re-entered the game, which the Giants went on to win 28-16.

Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said the allegedly fake injuries were one of a list of items that the team would send to the league office for review. And Rams QB Sam Bradford said it was obvious that the Giants were simply trying to break his team's momentum.

"They couldn't get subbed; they couldn't line up," Bradford said. "Someone said, 'Someone go down, someone go down,' so someone just went down and grabbed a cramp."

Meanwhile, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin responded to reporters' questions Tuesday about the questionable injuries.

"Well, from my standpoint on the sideline, I thought (Grant) was cramped," Coughlin said. "They were in a no-huddle situation, a hurry-up deal. I just thought he cramped at that time or definitely had something that was bothersome to him. ...

"When I looked out on the field, all I saw was the injured player."

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