The NFC Championship rematch we’ve been waiting will kick off this Sunday at the Coliseum, where we will have 2 top 10 offenses facing off against each other. Seared in everyone’s memory is the NFC Championship game and the blown PI call that New Orleans complained about and tried to sue for all offseason, but the better comp to look back to in this game is the Week 9 matchup where the Saints won 45-35 at the Super Dome. By the time the playoffs rolled around, Drew Brees was dealing with a bad shoulder following a hit he threw on an interception return vs the Falcons on Thanksgiving night and was unable to push the ball down the field.
Cooper Kupp, who caught 5 passes for 89 yards and a TD in the first matchup last year, was out for the season with a torn ACL in the playoffs. Many argue Kupp is at least one of the straws that stirs the drink for the Rams’ offense. Here we are in Week 2, with all parties healthy and ready to square off. Last week the Saints and Texans combined for 914 yards. The Saints’ offense was 7-11 on 3rd down, while the Saints’ defense allowed the Texans to go 7-13 on 3rd down. Brees also threw an interception at the Texans’ 11-yard line in the first half and this number still got to 58. The Rams looked nothing like a deal suffering from a Super Bowl hangover on the road in their 30-27 victory over Carolina on the road in last week’s opener. This game will surely be entertaining and will likely go down to the wire in LA. Lean Rams at home but the pick is the points here. Over 52