The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints square off in the most anticipated matchup of the year with just one combined loss between the two teams.
The Los Angeles Rams have plummed through eight teams to become the first team to start 8-0 since the Carolina Panthers finished 15-1 in 2015.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints have rebounded from a fluke loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 and a near loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 2 and enter the contest with a 6-1 record.
If it was not for Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Saints could also be undefeated on the season. Either way, this is a matchup between two heavyweight hitters.
The Rams definitely have their work cut out for them in this game as the team travels to New Orleans in the Superdome. That crowd is going to be no joke and the building is going to be ringing with a playoff-like atmosphere.
The Saints want to become the first team to defeat the Los Angeles Rams this season. The Rams are looking to become the first undefeated regular season team since the 2007 New England Patriots.
This game is going to be fun. Make sure you free up your schedule in the afternoon. Here is how we think the game will go down.
Redan Lopez (9-1): 35-32, Los Angeles Rams
Rams 35, Saints 32
The Rams have shown some cracks in their perfect 8-0 start to the season. However much they bend, they do not break. Meanwhile, the Saints have won six in a row after a blowout loss to the Buccaneers in Week 1, a long time ago.
Look for the Rams to pass a lot more against the Saints as they are particularly good at stopping the run. The return of Cooper Kupp will definitely boost the Rams offense and the outlook of Rams QB Jared Goff.
The Saints will employ a two-headed running attack with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. The Rams have been particularly week against the run, especially against the Packers last week when Aaron Jones ran all over them in the 1st half.
While the Saints’ rushing attack is concerning for the Rams, I still think this will be a duel between the quarterbacks. Saints’ QB Drew Brees and Rams’ QB Jared Goff will both have over 300 yards and two touchdowns.
This will be a shootout and be fun to watch. Ultimately, the Rams stretch their winning streak to nine games.
Jamaal Artis (11-0): 27-20, Los Angeles Rams
It’s starting to feel like Deja Vu. The Rams undefeated season seems in jeopardy as they face a top offensive team with a great quarterback. This time it’s the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees.
But I just can’t pick against the Rams, not until someone shows me they can be stopped.
Lamarr Fields (10-2): 38-35, Los Angeles Rams
Jason Reed (11-2): 30-28, New Orleans Saints
I think this is the week that the Los Angeles Rams finally get dethroned and this is coming from a guy that wrote a possible undefeated article in March that wants to look like a genius.
The Los Angeles Rams looked very human last week and could have very easily lost that game as well. Ty Montgomery fumbled on the kickoff that would have given Aaron Rodgers a chance to run the two-minute offense and win the game.
Instead, the Rams took over and put the game on ice. That was against a Green Bay Packers team that is not great and was at home.
This should be a great game and I think it will be the case of whoever scores last wins. Drew Brees and the Saints will score with around two minutes left to take the lead and the Rams will finally be stopped with the home crowd behind the defense.