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  • Week 9 Rams @ Saints Predictions

    The 8-0 Rams are on the road to take on the 6-1 New Orleans Saints this week. Past divisional foes for over 30 years, the Rams lead the series 41-33 including a victory last year. This is the 5th game whereby the Rams face a top 10 offense as the Saints rank 10th. Having been victorious over the Packers (3rd) Chargers (7th) Minnesota (8th) Denver 9 (th), can the Rams come out on top in the Big Easy?

    It will be a tough tough road game.

    Rams 34
    Saints 27

    What say you?
    Last edited by macrammer; -10-31-2018, 12:27 PM.

  • #2
    Man, this one is a hard game. The outcome of this game will determine home-field advantage for the playoffs and it's so important for both teams.

    What do I say ............ Aints have the edge but I do think our new edge rusher might make a difference so push

    What I will add is that if the Horned Heroes come out with a win and healthy, I don't see anyone else beating them
    Last edited by RamDez; -10-31-2018, 10:07 AM.

    Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


    • #3
      I am pleased that we just acquired another weapon for the 'aints to have to plan for.

      If I watch the game on TV, I will have the sound off because it will a Brees love-fest.
      “Oh, 100 percent,” Donald said. “I feel like the words, ‘Thank you,’ ain’t enough. You’ve got to show it... Instead of saying thank you — show it.”


      • #4
        Rams 28
        Saints 24
        "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

        Jack Youngblood


        • #5
          Rams 31
          Aints 24
          “Oh, 100 percent,” Donald said. “I feel like the words, ‘Thank you,’ ain’t enough. You’ve got to show it... Instead of saying thank you — show it.”


          • #6
            I will predict 34-30, a Rams victory. In my mind our run defense will be severely tested and they better come to play. Sean Payton will test our defense all day. I hope the indoor surface doesn't cause problems for us. First time we're playing indoors this year.

            Go Rams!


            • #7
              Assuming Saints will do what everyone else has been doing....meaning let Gurley run the ball and play pass coverage like the Packers mostly using 6 DBs
              Rams 32
              Saints 27

              if not

              Rams 44
              Saints 38


              • #8
                This is a difficult one to predict. The Superdome is a difficult venue for a visitor, and the home field advantage explains how the Saints are favored by 2. But we are genuine road warriors. Considering both teams sport high-powered O, the game should go to the team that can make some key defensive plays. I think that's more likely to be us than them:

                Rams 41
                Saints 31


                • #9
                  FYI....Saints have a 22 game win streak at home when they have a winning record. So there is that!


                  • #10
                    Rams 45

                    Saints 17


                    • #11
                      Rams not going undefeated this year- not with their ridiculous schedule- and not so sure I want them to. Ask New England how the last undefeated regular season ended up.

                      Not convinced this is for playoff home field. New Orleans has a mediocre defense and will get beat a couple more times before the season ends.

                      Rams played tough by Seattle and toyed with defeat last week, bailed out from a possible game winning drive by Aaron Rodgers on a stupid ill-advised GB special teams turnover.

                      I'll put myself out there for the criticism and be the villain:

                      Saints 34
                      Rams 30


                      • #12
                        Rams offense, and Goff have either A) cooled off a bit from the beginning of the season B) Defenses have been starting to find ways to slow them down or C) just been missing Cooper Kupp the last few weeks

                        If it's A or B I think the Saints could find a way to make the whole game look a little more like the first half of the Packers.

                        I'm hopeful the return of our key 3rd down and red zone go-to guy will make a world of difference. what I notice is missing without Kupp is separation. it just doesn't have thay extra layer that makes it easy for Goff and McVay. Kupp is like our Welker/Edelman that makes 3rd downs so easy cuz he's always open.

                        we still have our LB issues which gives us that soft spot in the middle that everyone attacks... definitely worried about a guy like Kamara.

                        still, assuming McVay makes a few adjustments to deal with the blitz, I am going with a healthy Kupp makes us the Juggernaut, we go big:



                        • #13
                          I'm really looking forward to this weeks contest in NO. Its going to be a playoff atmosphere in the Dome so it'll be interesting to see how our team fares this week. The Rams have pinched more than a couple of games in the first eight weeks so I believe there luck is going to run out this week.

                          Rams 23 Saints 27


                          • #14
                            If they play either half like last weeks first half, a loss.


                            • #15
                              For the first time this season...I predict a sad day for the Rams and their fans.

                              Aints - 27
                              Rams - 24


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                              • macrammer
                                Rams v Saints Predictions
                                by macrammer
                                Happy Thanksgiving to all US Rams fans

                                Saints are in town this week. Rams lead the series against this former NFC West foe, 40-33. Last year, the Saints whupped on the Rams 49-21.....I think this year;

                                Rams 30
                                Saints 24

                                What do you think?...
                                -11-23-2017, 06:29 AM
                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Round Two: Saints Marching In...Any Chance For Rams?
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                11.09.2009 1:53 pm
                                Saints marching in … any chance for Rams?
                                By Roger Hensley

                                THE WATERCOOLER

                                QUESTION: If the Rams are to have any chance against the 8-0 New Orleans Saints this weekend, what are the keys to the game plan?

                                JIM THOMAS
                                1. Ball control on offense, the Saints are a modest 19th in run defense.
                                2. Takeaways on defense, easier said than done against Drew Brees.
                                3. Something special on special teams, be it long returns, blocked kicks, etc.

                                This is a challenge similar to what the Rams faced against Minnesota and Indianapolis — but New Orleans may be the most high-powered offense of the three.

                                JEFF GORDON
                                If the Rams can consistently throw the ball downfield to balance their offense, maintain time of possession and finish off scoring drives, they can stay in the game. But apparently this is an impossible task for this offense, so the Rams are doomed to a blowout loss. Even if the Saints turn the ball over again and again, they will win this game unless the Rams used their bye week to reinvent their offense.

                                BRYAN BURWELL
                                After seeing Carolina run up and down the field against the Saints, the run-oriented Rams certainly have a chance. If the Rams can stick to a Steven Jackson rushing attack and keep Drew Brees off the field, the home crowd could become a huge factor.

                                KEVIN WHEELER (Host of “Sports Open Line” on KMOX)
                                Call Tonya Harding and ask for some advice on how to “handle” competition? Lock the doors of the Dome just before the Saints arrive and lose the keys?

                                Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Seriously, there is no way this game is competitive. None. The Saints are the highest-scoring team in the league averaging 38 points per game and the Rams are the lowest-scoring team in the league at just over 9 points per game. Heck, the Saints are 59 points better than the next highest-scoring team this season (Minnesota). The Rams have scored a total of 77 points as a point of reference.

                                But wait, there’s more. The Saints are +129 when points scored are compared to points allowed and the Rams are -144. That’s a 273 point difference between these two teams over eight games. That’s a 34-point-per-game difference in case you were wondering.

                                There is nothing the Rams can do to be competitive in this game. Nothing legal anyway.
                                -11-09-2009, 07:28 PM
                              • dgr828
                                Beating the Saints will require 53 RAMS playing as ONE
                                by dgr828
                                The past few weeks has seen the New Orleans Saints fall behind early in ballgames. A very dangerous trend that the Saints were able to overcome against the Dolphins and Panthers. The Saints were challenged to a dogfight wth the Falcons on Monday Night, a few weeks ago, and still prevailed to stay undefeated with an (8-0) record, heading into Saint Louis to matchup with the RAMS.

                                Surely, we can't expect the Saints to rest on their laurels and look pass the Rams (Week 10). The Saints most likely have learnt their lesson of not taking any team lightly and will come into the ED to try to make statement that says they're for real.

                                Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Pierre Thomas are just a few of the Saints that will be leading the attack against the Rams. Defensively, the Saints have had their hands full stopping the run, going up against Miami's "Wildcat", Atlanta's Micheal "Burner" Turner and Carolina's DeAngelo Williams, all having huge rushing games against New Orleans only to have the Saints win, in the end.

                                Will Steven Jackson also find success against a Saints defense that tends to be soft against the run?

                                If JAX can pickup where he left off from the Lions game it would greatly enhance the Rams chances for success.

                                When will MARC put together a meaningful, productive and crowd pleasing ballgame? What are we paying him for, Again?!

                                Ofcourse, Its not all on Bulger....Does anyone have his back?
                                Its time for the Rams offensive line to 'Chock their Blocks' and step up to protect their QB. AB, J-Smooth and the rest of the line have to be monsters in the trenches.

                                The Rams young receivers, Keenan Burton and Donnie Avery should now consider themselves veterans and act accordingly, by running the right routes. Avery for one has to focus and cut down his tendencies for turning the ball over.

                                A more balanced offense that's more open to the pass as well as the run, along with effiecent play calling will go a long way to help out Bulger & Crew against the Saints.

                                Josh Brown, with the Rams woes in the redzone, will need to be 'Money' whenever called upon. Donnie Jones has seen his share of shanks as of late, he needs to come through as before with the big time punts.

                                McMike and Daniel Fells could be the secret weapons at TE that Marc Bulger can use against New Orleans.

                                The Rams defense has a major task on its hands going up against an explosive offense lead by Drew Brees.
                                The Rams might want to think about becoming more physical or maybe a little bit nastier.

                                Long, Little and Laurinaitis will have to lead the charge up front and up the middle, Bartell hopefully has taken time to sharpen his skills at the corners, and OJ must continue to be the Rams safety net in the defensive backfield.

                                Last but not least, you don't...
                                -11-14-2009, 10:53 PM
                              • Ram Dragoon
                                by Ram Dragoon
                                Normally I'd just post in "predictions" but as early as this game comes in the schedule its pretty huge for the Rams. Forget about how important it is for the Saints. The Saint's division is a complete joke without a punchline. If you look what is lurking in the Saints division you have the Bucks (and their soft-between-the-ears QB, Winston), the clown car that is the Panthers, and the woeful OL and poorly schemed defense Falcons, the Saints have that division. Each and every other team in the South has to do a complete 180 to even achieve respectability

                                I would have liked to have seen this game 4th or 5th in the schedule when all teams have worked out the bugs, but blame NFL scheduling committee

                                So what of the Saints--considering what the Texans did to them in their own house it should be a Rams rout of the Saints. But, it'll be a hard fought game where the Rams defense has to be the real difference maker. Count on the Saints to think run the ball and run it some more quarters 1,2 and 3 if its working. Honestly its their only real game plan where by Drew Brees isn't buried between the 20-and-50 yard line. If the Saints come out and want a gun duel the Rams win that matchup. But my guess is they want to play field position and want to ware down the Rams on the ground.

                                Noticed how the Panthers tried to use the Patriots defensive alignment in the Rams home opener? Well it worked for the most part so I expect the Saints to bring everyone to the line like both the Patriots and Panthers--at least at first or until they figure out they don't have the depth at defense to pull that off (secondary issues). That is what I suspect--honestly the Saints would be better off with their stack 2/4 and sub in Dime & Nichol packages...and perhaps they are realistic and know that already

                                Problem that I can't figure out is Gurley...the only thing I have spotted going into last years playoffs and the first game of this season is Gurley hasn't lost a step but somehow his agility is "off" not allowing him to get that quick burst...during most of last season it was 3 steps and slash down the field coming of a tight cut. He has his speed and power but last week he couldn't get the momentum coming off a cut for most of the game. But if there is an edge assuming I am not just seeing things Gurley on the field dictates what the Saints align too--if he gets the ball he has to rocket for 4 and 5 yard carries to keep the Saint defense guessing and off balance

                                But fort the Rams to score points the youngsters on the Rams OL have to buy Goff a few extra seconds if Gurley isn't Gurley of old. Never have I liked it when a team had to blitz, but would blitz to just throw a wrinkle into what the opponent wanted to do---the Rams if the offense isn't scoring as often as they did in 2018 better plan on Run Blitz the Saints

                                Rams 35
                                Saints 18
                                **IF its a paper...
                                -09-14-2019, 11:32 PM
                              • WhoDat
                                How to beat the Saints ?!
                                by WhoDat
                                FANPOWER! You guys better ramp it up New Orleans style!

                                If we can't hear you from here you are not going to win.

                                WHO DAT !

                                (lets have some fun tomorrow )
                                -11-14-2009, 09:37 PM