5 Reasons Why The Saints Will Defeat The Rams On Sunday
Below are five reasons why the Saints will defeat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon.
Actually, that should probably read "might defeat", but truthfully, I do think the Saints will win, and extend their current win streak to 9 games.
In another segment, Greg Larnerd gives 5 reasons why the Saints will lose.
5 reasons why the Saints will defeat the Bills:
1)---Rams Rush Defense: Los Angeles ranks 28th in the NFL in rush defense, allowing 123.3 pass yards-per-game, while New Orleans ranks 3rd in the league in rushing, at 144.0 yards-per-game. Just last week, the Vikings rushed for 171 yards. The way Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are playing, things don't bode well for the Rams, in terms of stopping the run. This looks like a good match-up for the Saints, who should have success on the ground.
2)---Cameron Jordan: One of the more underrated players in the NFL over the last few seasons, Jordan is finally getting the acclaim he deserves, and with good reason. Ten games through the season, he has 42 total tackles, which puts him on pace to have 77, which would be a career-high. He also has 8 sacks, which puts him in the top 15 in the league, and on pace to compile 14, which would be another career-high. As good as he's been, Jordan is having a career-year, and Los Angeles doesn't have anybody up front that looks like they can slow him down.
3)---Saints Defense: The Rams are a solid offensive team, but the Saints have been very good defensively, since Week 3, and most of the year, ranking 8th in the NFL, allowing 211.3 yards-per-game.Yes, they did allow 31 points to the Redskins last week, but they were playing without Kenny Vaccaro, as well as Marshon Lattimore, who was injured early in the contest. The Rams have done a nice job, offensively, this season, ranking in the top ten in both rushing and passing, but look for them the have a tougher time moving the ball against the Saints' defense.
4)---Pressure On The QB: The Saints are tied for 12th in the league, with 27 sacks, while ranking first in fewest sacks allowed, giving up only 10. If you get to the quarterback, while not allowing others to get to yours, you normally win; which is what the Saints have done this season.
5)---Rams Still Have Something To Prove: Los Angeles has beaten only one team with a winning record this season, and that was Jacksonville, a team that many still question. Meanwhile, the Saints have beaten four teams with non-losing records, and their two losses came against teams that are both 8-2. The Saints, as of now, simply have the better resume.