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Random Ramsdom 11/2: Rambalaya!

All the hot links as the Rams prepare for a critical NFC Showdown in Louisiana

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Are Rams close-game experts, or are they primed for a fall? | OC Register

Rich Hammond poses a fair question. In today’s NFL, you’d better be able to come through in the clutch, and thus far the 2018 Rams have done just that.

Mutual admiration defines Rams-Saints clash for tops in NFC | Associated Press

It’s nice to hear that Saints HC Sean Payton has respect for his younger counterpart, Sean McVay. The same couldn’t be said of his predecessor.

Fowler Likely to See One-on-One Rushing Opportunities | Rams Official

Naturally, EDGE rushers get fewer double-teams than interior linemen — and especially Los Angeles Rams interior linemen. Expect new Rams OLB Dante Fowler to be on an island when he’s called on on Sunday.

Ranking the most important games on the Rams’ remaining schedule | RamsWire

Not all games are created equal. I’d probably circle Sunday’s contest as the top dog, but the fellas over at RamsWire see it a little differently.

3 Rams players who must improve in the second half | RamsWire

Pretty sure we can all guess two of these guys. The third might surprise you.

Quotes & Notes 11/1/18: Wade Phillips Talks Fowler, Scheming Against Brees | Rams Official

Some juicy quotes as we head into Sunday’s showdown in NOLA. One thing you might have forgotten: Wade Phillips was the DC in San Diego when Brees played there.

Eye-popping stat shows how often Aaron Donald gets double-teamed | RamsWire

In the Captain Obvious department: Aaron Donald is a man amongst boys. A shark in guppy-infested waters. A Baconator in a bag of junior bacon chees.

Drew Brees: Rams’ interior D-line is ‘unbelievable’ |

The Saints QB likens playing against the Rams DL to the 1999 Outback Bowl, when Drew Brees’ Purdue Boilermakers faced off against Georgia’s Marcus Stroud and Richard Seymour.

ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown to Travel to New Orleans for Rams-Saints | Saints Official

For just the third time in the program’s 33-year history, NFL Countdown will broadcast remotely. You think Roger Goodell’s feeling a little guilty this game isn’t being broadcast in prime time?

Wade Phillips Ready for ‘Revenge’ When He Faces the Saints | 12 Up

Tongue, meet cheek, but it’s safe to say the teams Wade Phillips hasn’t been with is shorter than the list of teams he has.