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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Alvin Kamara didn’t waste anytime going to work against the Los Angeles Rams. The 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year scored three touchdowns before halftime and ended up finishing his day with a 116 total yards as well. Then of course there was Drew Brees’ big day. Brees threw for 346 yards, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions putting together a perfect performance. Kamara and Brees saved their best games for the biggest stage and it came at the Rams expense. Michael Thomas also rose to the occasion with 211 receiving yards and 1 touchdown so it was an all around offensive spectacle for NOLA and at one point Thomas pulled a cellphone out of the goal post during a TD celebration. That was a tribute to former Saints receiver Joe Horn and it was kind of a beau geste that symbolized their triumph. Ever since that moment a new team has stepped into the spotlight and this maybe the best group of talent New Orleans has ever had. There’s playmakers at every position and it’s all headlined by the most pure passer the game has ever seen in Brees. The Rams weren’t terrible though and Jared Goff did everything he could to rally his squad back into the game. However Los Angeles’ defense struggled to get off the field and you can’t give up so many additional opportunities when you’re playing such a high scoring team. Goff threw for 391 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception which was a really good outing. Todd Gurley ran for 68 yards and 1 touchdown but he was kind of kept in check compared to some of his past performances. Brandin Cooks had 114 yards and 1 touchdown but anyone can see that the Saints numbers jumped out way more. Defensively Demario Davis had 7 tackles and 1 TFL for New Orleans. P.J Williams played well too he had 6 tackles and 1 TFL. Los Angeles main guy was Corey Littleton who had 9 tackles. Mark Barron came away with 7 tackles but the Rams were outplayed on both sides of the ball. Nobody wants to head down to the Superdome come playoff time. Sean Payton’s team is loaded with weapons and very few opponents can match up with them.
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The New Orleans Saints knock off the Los Angeles Rams in a shootout in Louisiana.