Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rams vs. Saints Game Preview



Well there does not appear to be a huge need for a matchup story this week as the St. Louis Rams take on the (5-2) New Orleans Saints. The Rams 0-6 record combined with the St. Louis Cardinals World Series parade in the afternoon may translate into an empty Edward Jones Dome. The last time the Saints were in town the dome was at least half full of Saints fans so look for more of the same on Sunday.

This is another terrible matchup for the Rams who will once again be without Sam Bradford. The Saints lead the league in scoring while the Rams are dead last in scoring. Drew Brees who was nearly perfect last week in a 62-7 pounding of the Colts is 212 of 299 for 2477 yards and 18 TDs through only seven games. The Rams will be without CB Justin King as they take on the 2nd ranked passing offense in the NFL. The Saints like to spread the ball around as six difference receivers have 20+ receptions while the Rams have no receivers with 20 receptions yet. With Mark Ingram out the Saints will look to pound
Pierre Thomas on the ground against the Rams 32nd ranked rushing defense which was torched by DeMarco Murray and the Dallas Cowboys last week.

The Rams are near the bottom of every offensive and defensive category and are looking to just compete in a game. The Rams are -115 in point differential and have trailed by double digits in every game. With A.J. Feeley in at quarterback look for Steve Jackson to get a heavy workload. Jackson looked to be at 100% last week against the Cowboys. The addition of Brandon Lloyd will give Feeley a great target to take advantage of the Saints secondary.

There is really not much I can say here. The Rams have scored 56 point in six games while the Saints have scored 27 TDs!!! The only team that can beat the Saints on Sunday is the Saints. The Rams will need to pound the rock, chew up the clock and hope to get a couple of interceptions against Brees. I just don't see it happening.

Prediction New Orleans Saints 30 - St. Louis Rams 13

By Stlvinnie - http://www.stlouisramfan.com/

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