After scoring more points last game than the St. Louis Ram scored all season definitely shocked the New Orleans Saints when the Rams won. They did not play like they played last week, and the Rams took their first win of the season. The lowest-scoring team turned the tables on the highest-scoring team of the league.
The Saints’ offense was struggling in this game, and they could not protect their quarterback Drew Brees. They allowed the Rams’ defense to sack him six times, and Brees threw two interceptions. They were trailing behind 3-0 with two minutes left in the first half, and then the Rams blocked a punt and intercepted the ball. That allowed the Rams to get two more touchdowns before halftime bringing the game to 17-0.
The Saints’ defense messed up again going into the second half of the game. After punting the ball to the Rams drove 73 yards for yet another 3-yard touchdown to bring the score to 24-0. The Saints defense tried to come back in the third quarter when safety Malcolm Jenkins sacked A. J. Feeley and forced a fumble. This allowed the Saints’ linebacker Jonathan Vilma to get the ball and score a touchdown.
This gave the Saints the momentum they needed, and they scored again in the fourth quarter. It did not last long because the Rams came back and scored again after Brees threw yet another interception. That touchdown sealed the 31-21 victory for the Rams. After that the Saints scored a touchdown with three seconds left, but that did not really matter with three seconds left in the game.
Brees finished 30 of 44 for 269 yards, and he had one touchdown and two interceptions. The Saints ran for a total of 56 yards on 20 carries. The Saints need to step it up for the next game.
Up next is a very important game as the Saints take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans. Last time they took on the Bucs they lost, and this is a crucial game for them. We will see if the Saints can overcome their lost this game, and try to defeat the Bucs to be in the lead for the division.
About the Author
Written by Brooke Adams
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am currently a senior at Xavier University of Louisiana. I am majoring in communications (broadcasting). I write for the school newspaper as well as write for the newscast. I am a reporter for XTV news. I hope to one day be a sports reporter for a professional sports team or work as a sports reporter for a news station.