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Our defense vs. their offense: Los Angeles Rams

How will the Black and Gold matchup against Cooper Kupp and the Rams?

NFL: New York Giants at New Orleans Saints Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints will look to extend their winning streak to three games on Thursday Night in the Hills as they battle with the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams have won their last three matchups, scoring 30 or more points in each of those games. Their offense starts with Matthew Stafford and then flows into his receivers Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, and others.

The Black and Gold have given up a little over 2800 passing yards on the season, which averages to about 200 a game. However, missing pieces by Marshon Lattimore is a crucial blow when your opponent has two of the more sure-handed receivers in the league.

The Rams are 16th in the league in yards, 21st in scoring, but 11th in both passing yards per game and rushing yards per game. When you mix those numbers with the confidence of winning your last three games, there’s no doubt that then Saints will have their hands full with Sean McVay’s offense.

The rushing attack for Los Angeles will be led by Kyren Williams, who has filled in very nicely in the departure of Cam Akers to the Minnesota Vikings that took place earlier this season. Williams has 953 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while averaging just over 5 yards per carry on the season.

One thing I will be interested to watch is how quickly the Saints can get pressure on Stafford, because if you can get to him like you did with Tommy DeVito this past Sunday, you could totally disrupt the offensive game plan of the Rams, which would go a very long way in the Saints getting to 8-7 and bettering their playoff chances.


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