Saints look for first NFC Championship since 2010 against Rams
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Rams face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. The game will be kick off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on FOX at 3:05 pm EST.
The Rams bring a 14-3 record into the game. They are 6-2 on the road during the 2018 season.
The Saints are also 14-3 on the season. They have a 7-2 record at home.
According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Rams have a 54% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their team leaders poll; however, gives New Orleans a 56% chance to win the game.
This is the team’s third meeting this season. The Saints won both times this season, including Game 4 in the preseason on Aug. 30.
New Orleans also won 45-35 over the Rams on Nov. 4.
The Rams have not won in this series since Nov. 26, 2017 when they won 26-20.
In the past 10 regular season meetings, the teams have split the games with five wins each.
Los Angeles is 20-25 all-time in the NFL playoffs, including one Super Bowl Championship. Their last playoff loss came in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sat., Jan. 6, 2018 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
The Rams lost won an NFC Conference Championship with a 11-6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000 at TWA Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Their last NFC Conference Championship loss came in a 30-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 14, 1990, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
New Orleans is 9-10 all-time in the playoffs, including one Super Bowl Championship. Their last playoff loss came in the Minneapolis Miracle, as they lost 29-24 to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The last time the Saints won an NFC Conference Championship with a 31-28 win over the Vikings at the Louisiana Superdome on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Their last NFC Conference Championship loss came in a 39-14 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Jan. 21, 2007 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Los Angeles is averaging 32.9 points per game. Their defense are allowing 24 points per game.
Rams quarterback Jared Goff has gone 364 of 561 for 4,688 yards. He has thrown 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Todd Gurley II leads the Rams backs with 256 carries for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns. Robert Woods leads the Rams receivers with 86 receptions for 1,219 yards and six touchdowns.
New Orleans is averaging 31.5 points per game. Their defense are allowing 22.1 points per game.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has gone 364 of 489 for 3,992 yards. He has thrown 32 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Alvin Kamara leads the Saints backs with 194 carries for 883 yards and 14 touchdowns. Michael Thomas leads the Saints receivers with 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns.