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Random Ramsdom 9/10: SAINTS WEEK!

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After an uneven week 1 victory, the Rams prepare for the rival Saints in the NFC Championship rematch. Cue the Mike Thomas tears montage.

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What we learned from the Rams’ 30-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers | LA Times

Amongst other things, we learned that a rusty Rams team could go to Carolina and come away with a hard-fought win.

NFL Week 2 odds are up, and Saints-Rams could be heaviest-bet game on docket | Covers

The early season rematch of the NFC Championship will have sports books buzzing in Vegas.

The Panthers didn’t lose to the Rams because of two bad calls by the referees | Cat Scratch Reader

Rec’d for Cat Scratch Reader moniker, for starters. Double rec’d for not taking the crybaby approach oft employed by the Rams’ upcoming opponent.

Todd Gurley, Lamar Jackson, Browns among Week 1’s surprises | NFL.com

Lamar Jackson, yes. The Browns looking like the Browns? Maybe. But Todd Gurley’s performance a surprise? Usage, maybe. Fumbling twice, definitely. But 97 yards on 14 carries? C’mon, man.

Saints fan decides to drop ‘Nola No-Call’ lawsuit against NFL | Reuters

Finally, an end to this nonsensical lawsuit, just in time for Sunday’s big tilt in LA.

Todd Gurley’s load lighter, but Rams relied on him in fourth quarter | ESPN

Call him The Closer. Or a triangle cow back (see, a bell is bigger and makes more noise than...). Or a guy who is being managed. Or call him Just Todd Gurley. He looked pretty good to me.

Littleton starts and finishes Rams takeaways | Rams Official

Cory Littleton Leads Rams D Over Panthers | Sports Al Dente

A few pieces on the outstanding afternoon enjoyed by former UDFA (and Washington Husky) Cory Littlejohn. Is he a run stuffer? A rangy sideline to sideline cover guy? I’ll channel Booger McFarland here and say “let’s just call him a football player.”

Los Angeles Rams: The good, bad and ugly vs. the Carolina Panthers | FanSided

Plenty of all three to digest after the Rams’ uneven week 1 win.

Todd Gurley still has plenty to prove with Rams following Week 1 | Ramblin’ Fan

It’s true, although Gurley broke plenty of tackles on Sunday, displaying a lot of power. The question is: how did he feel on Monday morning?

Dante Fowler Jr. shows promise for Rams pass rush in Week 1 win | RamsWire

One week in, the Rams’ decision to re-sign Fowler to a 1-year deal looks like a great move.

Rams snap counts: Rapp outplays Hager, Higbee and Everett split time | RamsWire

Early in the season, snap counts are fascinating. Rapp over Hager, Christian filling in for Weddle, more action for Josh Reynolds and two really strangely timed reps for Darrell Henderson.