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Random Ramsdom 11/22: A major challenge at home

After a tough loss, the Rams return home to lick their wounds, only to face the hottest team in the NFL.

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Rams defense faces tough task against Brees and a tough running game | LA Times

Few teams are playing at a high level like the New Orleans Saints right now, leading the NFL in yards, ranking second in passing, and third in rushing and scoring. We got this.

Meet this week’s opponent for the Rams: the New Orleans Saints | OC Register

Rich Hammond breaks down the key players and things to watch out for in Sunday’s game. No longer only a passing attack, the Saints now offer a two-headed monster in the rushing game. Not gonna lie, I would rather have the Rams play any other team in the league right now.

Rams tweaking defensive line rotation | Rams official site

Wade Phillips has been shuffling the starters on the defensive line next to Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. Read about the reasons why Ethan Westbrooks and rookie Tanzel Smart have been in a constant rotation.

With Robert Woods out, Sammy Watkins has to step up | ESPN

Coach McVay has called the receving core a “committee” with several viable options to fill in for Robert Woods. However, Alden Gonzalez makes the case that the responsibility falls squarely on Sammy Watkins’ shoulders. I would argue that rookie Josh Reynolds has a chance to show his talents in the next coming weeks as well.

Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt among 2018 HOF semifinalists | Rams official site

The Rams duo that were key members of the Greatest Show on Turf — a group that was instrumental for the Rams in winning Super Bowl XXXIV, are one step closer to putting on yellow jackets in Canton, Ohio.

MOVE THE STICKS: Saints vs. Rams preview | Rams official site

In what many are calling the game of the week, the Saints have been rolling over their opponents, but the Rams are looking to make a huge comeback at home. The Rams have a tackling issue that they need to address in a big way. However, the Rams are the sneaky pick!

Rams waive TE Johnny Mundt | Rams official site

Promoted from the practice squad after TE Derek Carrier was unable to play in Minnesota, Johnny Mundt has now been waived, presumably due to Carrier being able to play at home against the Saints. If he clears waivers, Mundt could be a candidate to return to the Rams on their practice squad.

McVay calls the Saints a ‘nightmare’ to prepare for | Rams official site

No one is denying that the Rams are going to face the most prolific offense that they’ve faced all season, not even Coach McVay.

Rams have a weakness on defense | The Advocate

From the Saints perspective, the Rams’ defense has struggled mightily against the run and their secondary is banged up. Read what else the other side has to say.

Why the Rams could collapse down the stretch | iSports Web

As impressive as the Rams have been this season, their inconsistency with the rushing game from week to week could become a problem as they face tougher teams. I think this take is garbage, but I thought it was worth putting up on here in case you want to get mad at stuff.

Week 12 picks: Saints are favorite | Yahoo Sports

No longer the sexy pick, the Rams will play at home as underdogs against a New Orleans team that has been making other NFL teams look silly.