New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints play the St. Louis Rams in New Orleans at 3:00 in the Louisiana Superdome today. The New Orleans Saints are 9 -3 and the Rams are 6 -6.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off a win against the Bengals and the Rams off a win against the Arizona Cardinals. The New Orleans Saints are on a five game winning streak while the Rams are winners of 2 in a row.
The New Orleans Saints are leading the hunt for a wildcard spot in the NFC and the Rams lead the NFC West. Both need a win to keep pace.
Reggie Bush returned last week and this week it looks like Pierre Thomas will return. Chris Ivory has been carrying the load but the running game of the New Orleans Saints needs help. The New Orleans Saints are currently averaging less than 100 yards per game at 98.5. The Rams on the other hand are averaging 105.5 yards per game. On the passing side of the game, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 290.9 yards per game while the Rams under rookie Sam Bradford are at 209.2. The New Orleans Saints lead in total offense at 389.0 per game versus 315.0 for the Rams.
On the defense side of the ball, the New Orleans Saints allow an average of 307.1 per game while the Rams allow 333 per game. Both teams allow just over 100 yards per game on the ground. The New Orleans Saints allow 107.8 and the Rams allow 103.5 per game. The New Orleans Saints allow 199.3 through the air and the Rams allow 229.5. The matchup favors the New Orleans Saints along with the home field advantage of the Louisiana Superdome.