Today just got a whole lot more interesting. By all accounts, things didn't end well between Payton and Williams after the latter was involved in the "bounty" scandal, one that led Williams to the Rams. Therefore, Jordan could easily exploit the Rams with multiple sacks.
Rams run offense vs. Saints run defense: Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday that he was considering changes on the offensive line. His team definitely needs a spark. Left guard Rodger Saffold also has experience at left tackle and could play there too. Center Tim Barnes did not practice this week but is expected to play. The all-50th Saints team will be honored at halftime of the game. Look for him to complete 61 percent of his passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns. The 16-year veteran commands the NFL's top passing offense, which averages 316.8 yards per game. Snead had more passing yards than he did receiving - he caught five balls for 38 yards on the day. Brandin Cooks has 51 receptions, six for touchdowns. His second start, however, is off to quite the nice start as that touchdown throw was money. This game is on the road, but if the Rams drop this one and fall to 4-7, Fisher's proverbial seat will be red hot. And lately it has been poor special-teams play and an inordinate amount of turnovers that have plagued them, two elements that should be corrected. Take away a 24-yard touchdown run versus the Dolphins and Gurley was not very effective last week. Fullback John Kuhn has rushed for three touchdowns.
Robinson has committed 12 penalties in 10 games this season, including a block in the back that wiped out a first down. The Rams should be at full strength along the defensive line. The Saints are allowing 346.2 yards in their last five games - a 73-yard improvement on how they started the season. https://t.co/1Rf6sXdmob - Jack Wang (@thejackwang) November 25, 2016 The OC Register's Jack Wang points out that the Saints have improved their defense over the past five games. Kicker Wil Lutz's potential game-winning PAT was blocked and returned 84 yards for the winning two points in a 25-23 loss to Denver. Four misses came from beyond 50 yards. Goff will start again when the Rams play at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET, FOX, DirecTV). The Saints are no juggernaut: They are 2-3 at home this season.
Drew Brees was surgical while Goff was merely sharp, leading the Saints to a dominant 49-21 win over the Rams.