We all know what happened last time these two teams met. It has been a major subject the entire off-season and now it is time to put things to rest. The Saints will be visiting the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in hopes to redeem what was rightfully theirs for the taking. We saw them get redemption last year against the Vikings after the hapless “Minneapolis Miracle.” Regardless, this match-up has early implications when it comes to the end of the regular season as far as seeding.
The biggest factor is the familiarity between the two opponents. Before the realignment in 2002, the Saints and Rams used to be division opponents in the NFC West dating back to 1970. This will be the 77th game in the series with the Rams leading 42-34. Los Angeles has the better overall winning percentage overall but New Orleans is not far behind to getting to .500. This game will be another epic battle with so much hype around it.
Since 2000, the record between them is even at 8-8. The playoff series is 1-1 with the Saints getting their first ever playoff victory back in 2000. The Rams lone victory of course came last year in the NFC Championship Game but we are not going to get into that. One thing for certain is that this should be a high scoring contest with either scoring less than 20 points only 8 times since 1996. If history tells us anything, it shows us that we need to get our popcorn, gumbo, jambalaya and beignets ready for one hell of a game.