Can the Rams get a much-needed home win and remain atop the division, or will the Saints escape with a road victory and open the door for the Seahawks to take the division lead?
The Turf Show Times’ staff make their predictions...
I think it all comes down to a missed field goal. If Lattimore is out, look for the Rams to air it out.
Prediction: Rams win, 31-28
Tevin Broner (@T_Bron)
I think they will find an answer to the Saints running game after they run for 100+. Without Woods, Goff will struggle and the Saints will key in on blitzing.
Prediction: Saints win, 21-10
Eric Nagel (@Eric_nagel)
They’ve got to win one, right?
Prediction: Rams win, 31-30
The Saints come to town with their revamped defense to take on the Rams’ revamped offense. Unfortunately, I can see the Rams’ misfortunes continuing in week 12. The Saints have a powerful running game - led by Mark Ingram & Alvin Kamara. It will be something the Rams will struggle containing, they’ve struggled against the run all season.
Which brings me to another one of the Rams’ struggles: getting the running game of their own going. We saw it last week versus the Vikings, and earlier in the season against Seattle. Things will not go well if Todd Gurley cannot get going.
A breakout game from Sammy Watkins would be appreciated - in the absence of Robert Woods.
Prediction: Saints win, 24-17
Elijah Kim (@Big_EZK)
The Rams look to get back on the winning train after losing to Minnesota. With another strong opponent in line, the Rams will be short handed with Robert Woods being sidelined. The offense will have some adjusting pains and fall to the Saints
Prediction: Saints win, 28-17
Once again the Rams are faced with one of the NFL’s best teams. Homer brains are out the window. I think New Orleans is the best team in a loaded NFC. The Rams have pieces and coaching on their side to beat the Saints but I just can’t see it being put together this week against a buzzsaw Saints running game and a defense finally worthy of allowing future HoFer Drew Brees to make a deep playoff run. Let’s just get out of this one injury free.
Prediction: Saints win, 31-17
Joey Aucoin (@LaRamsRamsRams)
I have a bad feeling about this game, but even a team like the Saints can't win forever. So, with that being said, even though the Rams defense will proabably get chewed up, I'm expecting Gurley and Goff to have monster games.
Prediction: Rams win, 42-38
Sosa Kremenjas (@SosaKre)
The Saints running back stable is far too strong for the Rams to completely shutdown. Alvin Kamara proves to be a big problem in the receiving department. The Rams offense does get back on track though they lose a shoot out at home to the hottest team in football.
Prediction: Saints win, 33-27
Sean Wilkinson (@Papa_Lurch)
Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are the best duo of running backs in the NFL. The Rams have struggled stopping the run at times this season and if last week is any indication, the pass rush will continue to struggle getting home. I want the Rams to win, but I just don't see how they slow down the Saints offense enough.
Prediction: Saints win, 35-24
Prediction: Rams win, 30-27
Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_)
I’m just not sure the Rams have enough firepower to keep up in this one. The Saints have an extremely effective ground game, and if the Rams’ secondary isn’t 100% this Sunday, moving the ball through the air becomes that much easier for Drew Brees & Co.
Prediction: Saints win, 31-24