NFL Parlay Week 2: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams
Everybody remembers what happened last season, when the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams met in the NFC Championship Game. That game broke Twitter and continues to taste like expired medicine in the mouths of the Saints.
Well, Drew Brees and crew will finally have their chance of scoring some measure of revenge when they meet the Rams in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season. Nitrogen Sports Blog takes a look at this showdown between two NFC title contenders.
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New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams Week 2 game preview
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints (TBA) vs.Los Angeles Rams (TBA)
What to know about the New Orleans Saints (1-0)
The Saints pulled off a sensational and heart-pounding victory in Week 1, defeating the Houston Texans at home on Monday night. The Saints needed the legs of kicker Will Lutz to score the win. Lutz drilled a career-best 58-yard field goal kick to give New Orleans the lead and the win, thus boosting the team’s morale heading into the much-awaited showdown with the Rams.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 32 for 43 and finished the contest with 370 passing yards and two touchdowns against an interception. Running back Alvin Kamara was all over the field doing damage on the Texans’ stop unit.
He had 97 rushing yards on 13 carries and added 72 receiving yards on seven catches. Although Mark Ingram is gone, Latavius Murray keeps the Saints’ backfield stable. Kamara led the Saints against the Rams in the last playoffs with 96 receiving yards, but the main focus of New Orleans’ air attack is feeding Michael Thomas downfield. Thomas blew up for 123 receiving yards on 10 catches against Houston.
A big factor in the Rams rematch will be the Saints’ defense, which clobbered Deshaun Watson in the pocket, sacking the Texans QB six times and recording 11 total QB hits.
What to know about the Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
The Rams kicked off their 2019 NFL campaign with a thrilling 30-27 win on the road over the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Jared Goff had a so-so performance, passing for just 186 yards and a touchdown with a touchdown and an interception while completing 23 of 39 passes.
After not playing in the preseason and minimal physical activity in the offseason, running back Todd Gurley showed he and his knees are just fine, as he rushed for 97 yards on 14 carries. Malcolm Brown, meanwhile, added 53 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and the Rams might suddenly have a two-headed backfield monster in their hands. Gurley was contained by New Orleans in the NFC title game, as he only had 19 rushing yards (with a touchdown) on four carries.
The presence of Brown, will be added headache for a Saints defense which already has to put tremendous focus on the former Georgia Bulldogs star. On the other side of the ball, Dante Fowler showed proof of why the Rams made a good decision in acquiring him. He sacked Newton twice and had three QB hits. He’ll be looking to wreak havoc again, as he tries to limit Brees in the pocket.
Fantasy Football spin
- Todd Gurley remains as the alpha of the Rams’ backfield, but Malcolm Brown deserves more ownership at least in deeper fantasy leagues. Brown is only owned in 6.5 percent of ESPN leagues, though, that should increase after his performance in the Carolina game. Plus, it he’s a must-have handcuff,especially for Gurley owners.
- There are plenty of mouths to feed in the Saints’ passing game, but Drew Brees made sure Ted Ginn had a healthy dose of targets in the win over the Texans. Ginn had 101 receiving yards on seven catches and seven targets. He’s not going to overtake Brees’ favorite target Michael Thomas, but Ginn did enough in Week 1 to at least earn consideration as Brees’ No. 2 target with Alvin Kamara still a huge presence in the passing attack of New Orleans. He’s a good flex play in Week 2. Ginn is only owned in 15.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
- The Saints have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 road games.
- The Rams are 4-4-2 ATS in their last 10 games as the home team.
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