Published: Thu, January 17, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Rams get rematch with Saints and another trip to the Superdome

Rams get rematch with Saints and another trip to the Superdome

The first and only playoff meeting between the two teams came in 2000, when the Aaron Brooks-led Saints upset the defending Super Bowl champion Rams in the Superdome.

"It's a great opportunity for us". But McVay knows there is a looming test at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram await. "Our offensive line, we run the ball, so just trust each other and keep it rolling".

Now, the Rams will hope to use their high-powered rushing attack, which has boosted the offense after the midseason loss of wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Drew Brees and the Saints ended the Rams' bid for a flawless season, and took over the top seed in the NFC. Los Angeles ranked second in the National Football League in total offense (421.1 yards) and scoring (32.9) in the regular season. But savvy second-half adjustments slowed Brees just long enough for Jared Goff to orchestrate an extraordinary comeback effort and tie the game, 35-35, in the fourth quarter.

This is sure to disappoint Rams fans, but they've only worn their blue and yellow uniforms at home, and even with the magnitude of this game, it would've gone against tradition to wear them on the road.

"Like I said, man, I've got the utmost respect for the Saints and their head coach and organization, you know". When asked about which teams she would like to see compete in Super Bowl LIII, hosted this year in Atlanta, the mayor was quick to respond. "It's going to be a challenge, but I think we're up to it". And both teams won 13 games in the regular season, making this the ninth conference championship game between 13-win teams in postseason history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Sunday's game will be the third time in two seasons that a McVay-led Rams team will play the Saints.

Los Angeles has averaged over 36 points per game while posting three straight straight-up wins, and generating the team's first three-game against-the-spread win streak since Week 3.

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