Los Angeles rams vs New Orleans Saints:The Los Angeles Rams spent most of the season as the odds-on 2019 Super Bowlfavorite. They gave way to the Saints late in the year, in part because of a loss to New Orleans in one of the most entertaining games of the season.
Rams vs. Saints odds, pick: Key matchups, how to watch, stream NFC Championship Game Much like its AFC counterpart, the NFC Championship Game set to take place this Sunday is a rematch of a game that was played earlier this season. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams met way back in Week 9, with the Saints prevailing by a score of 45-35 to hand L.A. its first loss of the season.
Unlike the AFC title game, the NFC rematch will be taking place in the same location: the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. That means this game will be unaffected by any weather concerns, and could turn into yet another track meet between two of the highest-scoring teams in football.
Even if that track meet doesn’t break out again, the game is sure to be entertaining. There are stars everywhere on the field in this one, with Drew Brees and Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara and Jared Goff and Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods and Aaron Donald and Cameron Jordan and Ndamukong Suh and Marshon Lattimore and Aqib Talib and … C.J. Anderson, suddenly. And more.
Throw in two of the most creative offensive minds in football in Sean Payton and Sean McVay, one of the best defensive coordinators ever in Wade Phillips, a strong defensive mind in his own right in Dennis Allen, who has turned the Saints’ defense around over the past two years, and you’ve got the recipe for a wildly entertaining football game that as an added bonus gets to decide which team will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Here’s what you should be watching out for when the two teams take
the field on Sunday afternoon. You can stream the game on fuboTV (Try
for free) or watch on Fox at 3:05 p.m. ET.
Saints run defense vs. Rams RBs and dominant O-Line
Last week in the divisional round, the Rams lined up against one of the best run defenses in football and absolutely pulverized them. The Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with the league’s fifth-best run defense, per Football Outsiders’ DVOA, and were coming off a game where they had held Seahawks running backs to 59 yards on 21 carries.