What we learned in the Rams’ 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints:
The Rams are resilient
A week after losing to the Minnesota Vikings, the Rams came back and ended the Saints’ eight-game winning streak.
It marked the third time this season the 8-3 Rams followed a loss with a victory.
After losing in Week 2 to Washington, they beat the San Francisco 49ers. They followed a Week 5 loss against Seattle with a victory at Jacksonville.
There is more than one talented rookie receiver on the roster
Reynolds, a fourth-round pick from Texas A&M, caught four passes, including one for a seven-yard touchdown.
The 6-foot-3 Reynolds adds another dimension to the passing game, giving Jared Goff a tall target who can get behind coverage.
Pharoh Cooper is helping the offense
The multidimensional Cooper is beginning to show all of the skills that made him a standout at South Carolina.
Cooper returned a kick-off 40 yards to set up the Rams’ first scoring drive.
He also returned a punt 40 yards.
Cooper caught one pass for nine yards.
Linebacker Robert Quinn’s chop move still works
Against the Vikings, Quinn missed in an attempt to sack quarterback Case Keenum and knock the ball out of his hand.
But Quinn came through against the Saints.
One play after Aaron Donald sacked Brees, Quinn sacked the future hall of famer and knocked the ball loose.
The Saints recovered the fumble.
Quinn has 3 ½ sacks.
Cornerback Kayvon Webster can make plays
Webster returned from a concussion suffered against the Vikings and broke up several passes, foiling Brees and the NFL’s top passing offense.
Webster finished with four tackles.
Rookie linebacker Samson Ebukam is making an impression
Ebukam, who played at Eastern Washington, came in after Connor Barwin suffered a left arm injury.
Ebukam sacked Brees for an 11-yard loss.
He also had a sack in the Rams’ Nov. 12 victory over the Houston Texans.