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  • 2018/2019 NFC Championship Prediction Rams v Saints

    We are all getting ready for our Rams to take on the Saint sin the NFC Championship game. Since the advent of the Super Bowl, the rams have played in 9 of these game. Congrats to the organization for getting back to this game! First time since 2001. Here is rundown of our past showings:


    1974 loss to vikings 14-10
    1975 loss to cowboys 37-7
    1976 loss to vikings 24-13
    1978 loss to cowboys 28-0
    1979 Win v bucs 9-0
    1985 loss to bears 24-0
    1989 loss to whiners 30-3
    1999 Win v bucs 11-6
    2001 Win v eagles 29-24


    Rams are 3-6 in the second biggest game of the year (behind Super Bowl) . The Rams lead the series against the Saints 41-33. This includes the 45-35 loss to N.O. in week 9.

    The Rams have the talent to win this game.......Much has been written on the site already about keys to the game.

    I am all in with the Rams. I think we will see something special take place Sunday Good luck to us all!
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    Rams 35
    Saints 27


    What say you?

  • #2
    I think everyone is tired of seeing the Pats in the SB. The first KC v LA game was a spectacle. Two former/current Missouri teams in the SB is a storyline hard to pass up as well. Rematch will boost secondary SB ticket prices. The fix will be in. Rams on to the SB vs KC, part II.

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    • #3
      Rams 27
      Saints 13

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      • #4
        We've reached the point where score predictions are pretty fanciful, because any of the 4 teams left in the tournament can beat any of the others. They are all high performers with significant assets that have had a lot of success. It's safe to assume all coaches and players involved will do their work this week and come in well-prepared with solid game plans. So, the key variables are energy and execution on game day.

        Obviously, it's difficult to predict energy. The home stadium is an energy booster for the Saints. But I have to believe the Rams will bring strong opposing energy, especially having already lost to the Saints on this field this season. And you have guys like Whitworth and Suh who know how rare it is to have advanced this far, and guys like Talib, Shields and Anderson who have experience with it. I don't believe the Rams will be bested by energy.

        I see the major variable for execution in this kind of game and environment being the play of the QBs: Brees and Goff. Obviously, Brees has the experience edge, having played and won at this level and having won a SB too. So, the big question for the Rams appears to be how will their young QB respond in his first conference championship game? Will Goff play at a level that allows us to compete against Brees and the Saints in a title game, including at crunch time if it's close in the 4th quarter? I'm not saying this is the only question, but it seems like the big one to me at this level. (And they'll be thinking about this same issue over in the AFC, in the context of Brady v. Mahomes). Many will predict a Patriots-Saints SB based on this veteran v. young QB factor.

        We've seen Goff respond in clutch situations this season. And we've seen how emotionally placid he is. I believe Goff can rise to this occasion.

        The Rams can definitely win this game. GO RAMS!!!

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        • #5
          Excellent post Seacone.

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          • #6
            Best guess now there is a CJ making for a two headed monster

            Rams 34
            Saints 23

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            • #7
              Those of us that became Ram fans in the 70's were absolutely spoiled and heart broken all at the same time! As a young lad in the 70's, I fully expected we would always play in the NFC Championship game! Since 1979, we have been in 4.........in 39 years! . rarefied air for sure.......Why not us?

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              • #8
                I really want to see a RAMS and KC SB, so I am going to base my pick on my luck.

                RAMS lose by less than a TD.
                KC loses by at least two TDs.

                And I ignore the SB yet another time.


                gap

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gap View Post
                  I really want to see a RAMS and KC SB, so I am going to base my pick on my luck.

                  RAMS lose by less than a TD.
                  KC loses by at least two TDs.

                  And I ignore the SB yet another time.


                  gap
                  Unapproved?


                  gap

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                  • #10
                    Tough game, but we have the players to win. Losing Rankins hurts them badly.

                    Rams 30
                    Saints 24

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                    • #11
                      Saints 38
                      lambs 34

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                      • #12
                        I'm not even going to guess a score. Goff is still too inconsistent and I have a feeling he is going to get flustered. Even more worrisome is that I don't think our pass defense will be able to stand up to the attack. Mix the home field advantage in, and I think it will be a clear (2 TD) win by the Saints.
                        The Rams... Where dreams go to die.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
                          Saints 38
                          lambs 34
                          it's totally cool to come on our Ram board, in fact we always welcome folks from all teams to come here. But show some respect please. It is RAMS........

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by macrammer View Post

                            it's totally cool to come on our Ram board, in fact we always welcome folks from all teams to come here. But show some respect please. It is RAMS........
                            Saints 38
                            rams 34

                            Happy now?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WhoDat!656 View Post

                              Saints 38
                              rams 34

                              Happy now?
                              Thanks for sharing your cleverness. This board may be a better place for it.
                              “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.”

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                              • macrammer
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                                by macrammer
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                                It will be a tough tough road game.

                                Rams 34
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                                What say you?
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                              • FirebirdRamsam
                                Will the Saints go marching on???
                                by FirebirdRamsam
                                Whew...........what a game. I mean, we actually played a game so dominating without our mvp feature running back that it was almost un-believable. Coach Martz must have read my previous message reading: Take out your top mvp players if you are ahead in points!!! DUH! You don't want the risk injury to your top players if you want to make it to the superbowl do you???

                                The game against the Jets was a classic. I think Martz finally learned just how good Canidate is and also learned that by taking out Warner towards the end of the game, perhaps will extend the life span of probably the greatest QB ever to play the game!

                                I think the Giants game of last week was a very good learning experience that perhaps will prepare this team for its final hurdle down the streach as it reaches the playoffs.

                                Before I talk about the Saints, I have to congratulate Trung for such an inspired game day. I think that if Trung can remain healthy, this will bring to the table an even more diobiolical offensive game plan than previously before. Trung was truely awesome and perhaps made the Jets seem like a one engine propeler with an oil leak making a kamakazi nose dive

                                Trung was all over the field playing all kinds of positions, the play that turned the entire game into a mis match was Trung playing QB, I think that the Jets at that point should have either tossed in the white flag or made an s.o.s. call. Remember, this was really Trung's first real start, if he gets better (is that possible) I think that they might outlaw the Rams from playing in the NFL!

                                This sundays game against the Saints will be very very interesting. Remember, on any given sunday, any team can win and for some reason, the saints gives me alot of worries. They are not a great team yet their coach pushes them to be the best they can be each sunday and if you all remember last year, the Saints had some of our numbers. Yet this year is different, we are rid of the cancer (ie:carter) which now gives our team an edge over the Saints due to our newly formed fearsome 8-some. Will the saints go marching on??? I firebirdRamsam predict no, the Rams will win, yet it will be a type of giants vs. Rams game. Due to our defensive improvements and having Trung as a backup if Marshall is still not feeling 100%, this will alow the Rams to beat the Saints by 10 points, the score will be around 21 to 17.

                                FirebirdRamsam:cool:
                                -10-22-2001, 05:39 PM
                              • FirebirdRamsam
                                The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
                                by FirebirdRamsam
                                The good.......there was very little in the saints game.
                                The bad.........there was alot!!!
                                The Ugly........ditto!!!

                                I was kind of afraid that the saints were going to pull off a victory. If anyone read my last post which read: Will the saints go marching on. It talks about a possibility of them having our number. For some reason the team plays with added intense due to their coach and team mates being fired up since we have been ex-superbowl winners who have won with bull **** flee flickers and screens and fancy plays. The saints coach seems to think that we are a bunch of crap players with crappy non-football plays.

                                Truth is, the Rams beat the Rams fair and square!!! We lost the game due to silly penaltys, fumbles, interceptions, costly errors, un-special teams, blown plays and a missed field goal. If we played error free football or at least hanged on to the ball without giving it away with our fumbles and interceptions, we would have won yet as murphy's law plays out so many sundays, it was a game of 'what can go wrong will go wrong' and to think that the Rams are exempt from murphys law is wrong! It was bound to happen and I say good, why?

                                Well, lets just say that the next time we play the saints on their turf, it will be a different game. We should learn from our mistakes and hopefully on the next meeting, we will be playing with a healthy Faulk, and fumbleless game, a zero interception, a game plan that will have many flee flickers, trick plays so that it will inferiate the saints coach and perhaps a few on side kicks to boot ;-). I think that the Rams have learned a valuable experience of this loss and that if they can bounce back and play with added aggression due to this loss, perhaps this will propel them into the nfc playoffs.

                                This game against the saints truely was a horror film for the players as well as the fans and we didn't even get to see georgia for her halloween yearly appearance :mask: , darn!!! I believe that we see the saints mid december again. I will hope that we will bring with us a more intense game plan and an error free game in the georgia dome so that it can erase this bad taste that this last game left. And I hope that Martz will remember what the saint's coach said about the Rams and their so called plays so that he can fire up the team to seek revenge. I honestly don't think that the saints coach should be talking smack until he takes his team to the big dance and wins the big one! Rememeber, we walked the walk and can talk the talk since we are a past victorious superbowl team.

                                We now have a 'bye' week to rest, gather our thoughts and hopefully allow Faulk to return with 100% healed on his knee.
                                I predict a victory againt Carolina after the return from the bye week yet I will go out on a limb and predict.......no.....wait........
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                                -10-29-2001, 05:45 PM
                              • MoonJoe
                                So you're saying we have a chance?
                                by MoonJoe
                                I cannot recall being so much on the edge of my seat since the GSOT. I have watched the Rams do some amazing things, and I have seen them make mistakes, but overall to me this team has done a real good job at game planning and adjustments. Overall the feeling is that the Saints will be victorious because of Drew Brees and the fact they will be at home. I pulled the predictions below on Friday as I thought about this post thinking wow, not many are giving us a chance:

                                Sam Farmer LA Times Saints 31 - Rams 28
                                Josh Katzenstein NOLA.com Saints 37 - Rams 32

                                ESPN
                                Lindsey Thiry Saints 28 - Rams 24
                                Mike Triplett Saints 29 - Rams 27
                                Line Rams by 1, O/U 591/2

                                ESPN Overall Rankings
                                Rams 1st, but the defense is 13th
                                Saints 3rd defense ranks 29th

                                Football Outsiders - Special Teams
                                New Orleans Saints - 9th
                                Rams - 11th



                                So...The line was about 1, which the home team normally gets 3 just for being at home. That means the experts think the Rams are equal to the Saints in my mind. It also tells me that the home field advantage is not so strong for this game. Having seen the Rams beat Seattle at the "Thunderdome" and the Packers with their traveling noise squad at the Coliseum, I would have to agree with that.

                                The overall ratings above tell me at this point, we are the better offensive and defensive team, but not special teams. However those stats are harder to quantify to. Reason being is that GZ has been out and the stats I found were based on results, not potential.

                                I know we're still younger than Drew Brees and Sean Payton in the scale of football experience, BUT Jared is coming into his own and McVay can out think Payton. I think our defense is gelling and it is time for them to shine (maybe even more with the addition of Fowler). With Kupp back we now have the offense options needed and special teams knows how to win when called upon.

                                So what am I saying? I'm saying in my opinion I think we have too many weapons for them to defend.

                                Boys, I think we got a chance!...
                                -11-04-2018, 06:13 AM
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