A look at how the
Rams pass offense vs. Saints pass defense: Rookie quarterback
Rams run offense vs. Saints run defense: Rams Coach
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Saints run offense vs. Rams run defense: Running back
Special teams: The Rams have blocked only one kick this season, but could have more opportunities against a Saints team that has had three blocked, two that resulted in points for the defense. The Saints hired special teams assistant Kevin O’Dea this week to address the issue. Rams punter
Gary Klein's pick: This is the first of back-to-back trips for the Rams after last week's crushing loss to Miami at the Coliseum. Goff has one game under his belt but this will be the first time playing in a hostile environment with crowd noise that could make it difficult for the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft to command the offense. The Saints are no juggernaut: They are 2-3 at home this season. The challenge for the Rams will be keeping up with a Saints team that has averaged 28.5 points a game. The Rams average a league-worst 14.9. If Goff is passing downfield more, that could help the running game.
Saints 24, Rams 21