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Saints Survive Second Half Collapse

If you are a big fan of offense, the match up between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints was the game to tune into. The winner of this game could possibly be in the driver’s seat for the number one seed in the NFC. New Orleans once had a 21-point lead and it evaporated in the fourth-quarter.

With the game tied at 35 in the fourth, Will Lutz kicked the go-ahead field goal with 6:28 remaining in regulation. With the Saints up 38-35,  Drew Brees threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 4:02 remaining in regulation to lift the Saints to a 45-35 victory over the Rams.

After Thomas scored that touchdown, he did the Joe Horn celebration. It caught the attention of the media world. Michael Thomas caught 12 passes for 211 yards receiving and a score.

On New Orleans’s first drive of the game, Alvin Kamara scored on a 11-yard touchdown run.

Los Angeles responded on the next drive by Todd Gurley scoring on a 8-yard touchdown run. Gurley finished with 68 yards rushing on 13 carries and a score. He also had 11 yards receiving on six carries.

Later in the first, Kamara caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees.

Jared Goff threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks in the second-quarter. Cooks finished with six receptions for 114 yards receiving and a score.

Drew Brees threw two more touchdown passes in the second-quarter to Tre’Quan Smith from four yards out and Benjamin Watson from 13 yards out. Brees completed 25-of-36 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 16 yards on four carries. Smith caught two passes for 23 yards receiving and a score. Watson caught three passes for 62 yards receiving and a score.

Before halftime, Alvin Kamara scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Kamara finished with 82 yards rushing on 19 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 34 yards receiving and a touchdown.

The Rams scored on a 56-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal before halftime.

Jared Goff threw a 18-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Brown on the Rams first drive in the third-quarter. That was Brown’s only reception in the game.

With the Los Angeles Rams trailing 35-27 in the fourth, Cooper Kupp scored on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff (Goff to Gerald Everett 2-point conversion). Kupp caught five passes for 89 yards receiving and a score. Everett caught three passes for 48 yards receiving.

Goff completed 28-of-40 passes for 391 yards three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 17 yards on three carries. The rest was history.

The Los Angeles Rams (8-1) will host the Seattle Seahawks (4-4) next Sunday. The New Orleans Saints (7-1) will be on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) next Sunday.

 

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