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Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints: Boldly predicting a defensive battle

A lot of dudes are saying that the Rams and the Saints are bound to engage in a thrilling shootout, but not this dude!

Los Angeles Rams DB Lamarcus Joyner
Dec 3, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner returns a first quarter interception against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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When the 8-0 Los Angeles Rams arrive at the Superdome to play the New Orleans Saints, the expectation will be that the score will be similar to a high school basketball game. Even though the Rams took care of the Saints at home last season, QB Drew Brees and company are playing at an extremely high level right now. So, will QB Jared Goff be able to hang with Brees in a shootout?

Let’s get bold.

A dominating performance by Lamarcus Joyner, highlighted by 2 picks

S Lamarcus Joyner seemed destined to have a great 2018 season — he’s playing for a new contract and has a star-studded supporting cast. But alas, Joyner has been pretty quiet so far. However, things are going to change on Sunday when he single-handedly brings the Saints’ offense to a screeching halt. Two interceptions and a forced fumble.

Jared Goff will throw one touchdown, a game winner, to his best friend

Since the Rams do so many amazing things on the regular, my predictions that seem out on a limb usually concern the tight ends. This week, TE Tyler Higbee will catch a climatic touchdown pass in the end zone to seal the win for the Rams. After the game, Goff and Higs will celebrate with the scoops and some PS4.

Three sacks for DT Ndamukong Suh

With all the attention that DL Aaron Donald is getting (for good reason), just remember that Ndumukong Suh needs to eat too. And on Sunday, he’ll feast on QB Drew Brees making the veteran so pressured that Brees suffers the worst performance of his season.

The final score will be 13-10, Rams win

It could happen, guys. Probably not, but rewards are not handed out to those who play it safe. Both of these defenses are proud and hungry to prove themselves.

Before you know it, the Rams will be 9-0.