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Saints 13 Rams 10 2nd Half Open Thread

It’s a close one.

NFL: NFC Championship Game-Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Saints receive the opening kickoff. Drew Brees throw two 3rd down conversions and a in stride pass to Alvin Kamara to get to the Rams 22. On the ensuing 3rd down Drew throws a perfect pass to Dan Arnold in the endzone which he drops. Saints settle for 3.

Rams start at the 10 due to a block in the back penalty. Demario Davis intercepts Jared Goff on the 3rd down play. Saints ball at the 16.

Saints settle for another fieldgoal. 6-0 Saints.

Rams start at the 25. Saints force a 3 and out.

Saints start at the 32. Josh Hill picks up 24 moving into Rams territory. And uncalled helmet to helmet sends Josh Hill to the sideline. On the next 3rd and 2 Brees to Thomas to the 18. On 3rd and 3 Taysom Hill comes in. Kamara picks up 1. Saints go for it on 4th down and the Rams jump offsides. 1st down. Brees to Garrett Griffin for the TD. 13-0 Saints. Griffin was just signed to the Saints active squad because of Benjamin Watson’s illness.

Rams start at the 25. Rams go 3 and out again. A fake punt completion gives them a first down. Goff runs for another 1st into Saints territory. TE Gerald Everett for a 1st at the Saints 34. Rams rush for a 1st to the Saints 22. Brandin Cooks picks up 5. Defense holds and the Rams settle for 3. 13-3 Saints.

Saints start at the 25 with 9:45 left in the half. Kamara loses 2. Griffin picks up 7. 3rd and 5. Kamara drops the next pass. Saints go for their first 3 and out.

Rams start at the 22. Rams pick up a 1st down to the 34. On second and 10 the Saints take their second timeout. Rams rush for 6. P.J. Williams defends the pass and it’s 4th down. Rams punt.

Tommylee Lewis fair catch. Saints ball at the 11. Kamara for 2. Ginn for 5. 3rd and 2. 1st down Kamara. Brees sacked by Ndamukong Suh. Brees sacked again with 3 Rams D-line plays getting to him. 3rd and 17. Kamara for a short gain. 2 minute warning. Saints punt.

Rams start at the 19 after a holding penalty. Rams pick up a 1st to the 41. Goff almost sacked 2nd and 10. Incomplete. 3rd and 10. Goff to Cooks into Saints territory. 1st down at the 42. Goff to Cooks again to the 6. Todd Gurley picks up the TD. 13-10 Saints. 23 seconds left in the half.

Saints get the ball at the 20. Saints take a knee. Halftime.