Saints improve to 4-7 with 27-20 victory over Rams

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With how the NFC South is shaking out, the Saints are still in the division race.

They kept themselves as a factor on Sunday with a 27-17 victory over the Rams.

Quarterback Andy Dalton played his best game of the season, completing 21-of-25 passes for 260 yards with three touchdowns in the victory. Taysom Hill was also a factor at quarterback. Though he was 1-of-3 passing for 14 yards, he was the leading rusher with 52 yards on nine carries.

Chris Olive had five catches for 102 yards with a touchdown. Receiver Jarvis Landry also caught his first touchdown of the year for New Orleans.

The Rams’ injury situation was already bad but got worse on Sunday. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was taken out of the game to be evaluated for a concussion. The Rams never made another announcement, but Stafford did not come back into the game after being removed early in the third quarter.

Stafford missed last week’s loss to the Cardinals while in concussion protocol but was cleared to play this week.

With regular backup quarterback John Wolford out with a neck injury, third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins finished the game for L.A. He ended the contest 5-of-10 passing for 64 yards.

Stafford was 11-of-18 for 159 yards with two touchdowns.

Second-year receiver Tutu Atwell caught a 62-yard touchdown pass, Los Angeles’ best play. Allen Robinson also caught his third TD pass of the year.

The defending-champion Rams are now 3-7. They’ll head to Kansas City to play the Chiefs next week.

New Orleans will travel to the Bay Area to take on the 49ers next week.

7 responses to “Saints improve to 4-7 with 27-20 victory over Rams

  1. They spent any extra cap space paying off the refs in their Super Bowl “victory/payoff”. Couldn’t be happier about that garbage organization getting crushed.

  2. Love how the Rams are biting it right now. Last year they bought a Snoopy Bowl. This year they can’t even buy a vowel.

  3. Granted it was a win instead of a loss that would leave them as the worst team in the nfl BUT – saints need to keep in mind it was against a team even more depleted by injuries than they are that kept the game way too close. Dang close to what could be considered a hollow victory, the only saving grace being the saints played a little bit better than they have been in the past 4 weeks or more.

  4. what a terrible display the score doesnt even show how bad this game was for the Rams. The worst Super Bowl winner in NFL history. Maybe they need to cal OBJ and get him back.

  5. chue says:
    November 20, 2022 at 4:08 pm
    They spent any extra cap space paying off the refs in their Super Bowl “victory/payoff”. Couldn’t be happier about that garbage organization getting crushed.
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    Clara couldn’t even get past the JV tournament to represent the NFC so cry us all a river. Sorry Chue but the force was not with Clara and was clearly with the Rams.

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