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Rams-Saints film preview: Drew Brees as strong as ever

Rams-Saints film preview: Drew Brees as strong as ever

The Saints’ passing game doesn’t rely on home runs to beat defenses. They take advantage of what’s given and make opposing teams pay. The Los Angeles Rams get another shot at the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game. But the Saints look stronger than ever. Not because they’re putting up massive numbers, but because they’re executing when they have to and taking advantage of nearly everything a defense gives them. Drew Brees dissected the Eagles’ pass-defense (73 completion percentage) and his receivers found space between the layers of zone coverage. If the Rams...
18 hours ago
Rams-Saints: Q&A with Canal Street Chronicles

Rams-Saints: Q&A with Canal Street Chronicles

Getting the inside info from Canal Street Chronicles, the SB Nation community for New Orleans Saints fans. Here we go. One final game to decide which team from the NFC will represent the conference in Super Bowl LIII. So with the Los Angeles Rams in Louisiana to take on the New Orleans Saints, I linked up with Chris Dunnells of Canal Street Chronicles, the SB Nation community for Saints fans. Well, we have to start in Week 9. Back in early November, we met up as two of the NFC’s best. Now we do so again with time passed. What’s different (for better and worse) between the New Orleans...
20 hours ago
Rams-Saints: Matchups to watch

Rams-Saints: Matchups to watch

The Rams and Saints will meet for a third time this season, will things finally lean in favor of the Rams? The magical season continues with the biggest game of the year coming on Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams travel to face the New Orleans Saints for the third time this year. The two prior meetings were a preseason thrashing 28-0 favoring the Saints, and a week nine 45-35 victory for the Saints. The Rams will look to avenge the earlier regular season loss as it was a tightly contested game that went down to the wire. Let’s take a look at the matchups to watch: CB’s Aqib Talib/Marcus...
21 hours ago
Jeremiah mock 1.0

Jeremiah mock 1.0

One of the biggest stories of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft will be the defensive linemen with Clemson supplying their fair share. Could the LA Rams bring a Tiger to LA? While the Los Angeles Rams are prepping for the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship, most of the NFL has already turned its sights to the offseason and the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. So with an eye toward our shifting priorities in about three weeks regardless of what happens, we have a new mock this weekend from NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah. One of the great aspects of mock season is that once things start to...
22 hours ago
Random Ramsdom, 1/19

Random Ramsdom, 1/19

Saturday news and notes for the good guys LA Times columnist: Rams will ‘knock the Saints more senseless than a frat boy on Bourbon Street’ | New Orleans Advocate One columnist is already booking the Los Angeles Rams’ ticket the Super Bowl. In a column Thursday, Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times listed five reasons why he’s picking the Rams over the New Orleans Saints, which would put an LA team in the Super Bowl for the first time in 35 years. Rams will beat the Saints to reach the Super Bowl - 5 reasons why | LA Times You could see it last Saturday night at the Coliseum,...
Jan 19, 2019
Rams-Saints: Game info

Rams-Saints: Game info

All the info for the Rams’ 10th NFC Championship and the first since 2001. Here we go. One final game to decide which team from the NFC will represent the conference in Super Bowl LIII. So with the Los Angeles Rams in Louisiana to take on the New Orleans Saints, here’s all the relevant info you need to watch the game on Sunday. TV/Radio Schedule Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019Time: 3:05pm ET/12:05pm PT Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans, Louisiana National TV (English): FOXAnnouncers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews, Chris Myers (sideline...
Jan 18, 2019
Rams-Saints Friday injury report

Rams-Saints Friday injury report

You won’t see any Rams on here! The Saints, however... If you’ve been following along this week, you know that the Los Angeles Rams are about as healthy as you could ever ask them to be as they head into the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints. That bodes well in what is now the most important 60 minutes of their entire season. And the Friday injury report isn’t going to raise any concerns. The Saints, however, will be without a pair of pass-catchers. And despite the injury report listing him as questionable for Sunday’s game, the Saints will indeed...
Jan 18, 2019
“We Not Me” will send us to the Super Bowl

“We Not Me” will send us to the Super Bowl

The Rams don't need to jump on the shoulder of any one specific play or player to win on Sunday. That’s precisely how they’re going to end up in Atlanta. When a team makes its way to the Super Bowl, there is usually a player that the team gets behind and is the undisputed MVP once they nail down the victory. Last year, it became QB Nick Foles, who used the momentum of his “next-man-up” situation to lead the team through the playoffs. With the New Orleans Saints, QB Drew Brees seems pretty integral to the team and if he had a terrible game or even had to sit out, the Vegas odds...
Jan 18, 2019
Rams to lose several top 2019 FAs?

Rams to lose several top 2019 FAs?

Some of the Rams that might be hitting the market are among the more coveted options this offseason. Is it too soon to start gauging the 2019 free agency market? For the 28 teams watching the conference championships from their couches this weekend, the answer is certainly, “No.” So as we get ready to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, let’s take stock of two recent lists of the top 2019 FAs and where they list some of our Los Angeles Rams — a top 50 list from ESPN (ESPN+ paywall) and a top 25 list from NFL.com. Headlining both lists is soul-swallowing Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus...
Jan 18, 2019
Saints TE Benjamin Watson OUT for NFC Championship

Saints TE Benjamin Watson OUT for NFC Championship

The seemingly ageless TE will be inactive for championship weekend As Championship Sunday creeps closer, an image of what the game will look like continues to draw into focus. Unfortunately for New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, he will be without a reliable target on Sunday. New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson won't play this week against the Rams, according to a source. Watson missed two practices due to appendicitis, and while he's been able to avoid surgery so far, the team decided he'll be inactive this week. https://t.co/QO6AUnT2O3— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) January 18,...
Jan 18, 2019
Rams-Saints: The Professor’s preview

Rams-Saints: The Professor’s preview

NFC Championship Game—the victor moves onto Super Bowl LIII If you followed my previews throughout this season, I’ve talked about the strengths and weaknesses of our Los Angeles Rams and the opposing team’s strengths and weaknesses. Each week I’ve also provided some insight to our history with our opponent. I then publish my gameplan for victory, but things don’t always turn out the way I thought it would. This week, we have been bombarded with stats, player breakdowns, position-by-position analysis, x-factors, and all the things that make conference championship games the best...
Jan 18, 2019
Rams-Saints: Bold predictions see shutout over shootout

Rams-Saints: Bold predictions see shutout over shootout

Instead of a shootout, what if the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl with a shutout? The NFL must be pretty excited to see the #1 and #2 NFC teams go up against each other in the NFC Championship game. This should be a close yet high scoring contest with big stars and even the idea that these teams hate each other something awful. Even though a handful of talking heads are taking the Saints, most folks are predicting a close one. Let’s get bold. Lock Angeles will grab three INTs and limit Drew Brees to less than 200 yards By the end of the game, CB Marcus Peters will be the main topic —...
Jan 18, 2019
Random Ramsdom 1/18

Random Ramsdom 1/18

All the fresh links as the Rams prepare for the NFC Championship game in New Orleans Rams thin on playoff experience, hungry for Super Bowl run | Associated Press Thin / hungry. Get it? With last week’s victory and some of the new playoff-tested players on the roster, it’s less inexperience than last year, but these Rams still have a lot to prove. Los Angeles Rams: The one reason why the Rams will defeat the Saints | FanSided I don’t want to spoil it, but I’m banging the Sheldon Rankins drum pretty hard. That 2nd-ranked rush defense just lost their best player at a time when the LA...
Jan 17, 2019
LA-area watch parties for Rams-Saints

LA-area watch parties for Rams-Saints

Wanna watch the NFC championship game with fellow Rams fans? You might want to check out one of these spots. When the New Orleans Saints were able to squeak past the Philadelphia Eagles, that ensured that the Rams will have to leave the Coliseum to earn a trip to the Super Bowl. When the Rams square off with the Saints at 12:05 PST this Sunday, they’ll be 1,893 miles away from home, in the hostile confines of the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. A few fans will board planes to attend the game. Others will create a fortress of solitude where they can scream and cringe in front of a...
Jan 17, 2019
Transcripts, 1/17: McVay and Papa Wade

Transcripts, 1/17: McVay and Papa Wade

Two legends weigh in on this weekends NFC Championship game Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, January 17, 2019 (On how the team has maintained its level of concentration getting ready for Sunday despite the distractions surrounding the game) ”I think it’s just having been in somewhat similar experiences and, really, atmospheres earlier in the year where we had to deal with some of the things that went on in the community, dealing with the fires. Our players just seamlessly adjust and adapt to whatever circumstance we have to deal with. We talked about it today. We’re not going to allow...