Sunday, February 25, 2024

Rams hold off Saints charge ahead to 8-7

The Rams piled on the points against New Orleans and moved to 8-7 and kept alive their playoff hopes in the NFC with a 30-22 win on Thursday Night Football.

The Rams didn’t make it easy on themselves though after they galloped out to a 30-7 lead and then sat back and watched the Saints make a spirited effort at a comeback that fell just short.

“We sure make it interesting, don’t we?” head coach Sean McVay asked. “But I love the resilience of this group. They just continue to show up. I thought there was a lot of really good stuff throughout the course of this game.”

RAMS ARE HITTING FORM AT RIGHT TIME

With 5 wins in their last 6 games after their bye, the Rams are one of the hottest teams around, and they still have that Super Bowl pedigree. “We earned the opportunity to be at this point, in my opinion,” Stafford said. “We’ve had stakes since the bye, so I’m just proud of the way these guys have put their head down, gone to work and shown up.”

Rams rookie WR Puka Nacka added another 9 catches for 164 yards and a score to his impressive stats on the season. He’ll be right in the OROY voting come the end of the season, although you’d expect him to just miss out to QB CJ Stroud.

New Orleans SaintsLos Angeles Rams
1st Downs1823
Passing 1st downs1618
Rushing 1st downs24
1st downs from penalties01
3rd down efficiency5-114-12
4th down efficiency0-31-1
Total Plays5867
Total Yards339458
Total Drives1010
Yards per Play5.86.8
Passing304325
Comp-Att27-4024-34
Yards per pass7.29.3
Interceptions thrown10
Sacks-Yards Lost2-151-3
Rushing35133
Rushing Attempts1632
Yards per rush2.24.2
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-13-6
Penalties3-203-25
Turnovers10
Fumbles lost00
Interceptions thrown10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession25:4234:18

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