THREE THINGS TO KNOW
1. SCORING DROUGHT: After allowing just seven points to the Colts last week, the Saints face another offensively challenged team as the Rams have just five touchdowns in six games and average just 9.3 points a game.
2. WEAK WEST?: Since becoming the Saints coach in 2006, Sean Payton has compiled a 9-2 regular-season record against the NFC West. One of the two losses, however, was to the Rams back in 2007 (37-29).
3. ROAD WARRIORS: The Saints, who are 27-17 under Payton on the road since he arrived in 2006, find themselves in a good spot Sunday as the Rams are only 6-21 at home since the 2008.
WHO HAS THE EDGE
Offense – Saints
Defense – Saints
Special teams – Saints
Intangibles – Saints
Just like last week, the Saints can’t afford to let the hapless Rams do anything that would give them a shot at an upset. Getting a big early lead would do it since they’re averaging less than 10 points a game.
SAINTS 37, RAMS 10