The scheduled rematch between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints was listed as the third-best rival for the 2019 season.
Based off what went down last January when the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl, football fans knew right away the meeting between these two teams for 2019 would have the potential to be epic.
Over the last two seasons, the Rams and Saints have emerged as two of the top teams to beat in the NFC thanks to having plenty of talent to work with on both sides of the football.
Plenty can happen from now until the start of the actual season in September, but as long as both players manage to keep key players healthy, all signs point to Los Angeles and New Orleans ranking near the top of the NFC once again in 2019.
Recently, Adam Rank from NFL.com put together a list of the top rivals for football fans to look forward to during the 2019 season, and it looks like the Rams taking on the Saints was good enough to earn the No. 3 spot.
Ahead of the Rams and Saints, it’s tough to disagree with the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers finishing in the top two spots when looking at the potential surrounding these two division rivalries.
Not that football fans needed a reminder, but this kind of list is the perfect example of how quickly things can change in the NFL since a few years ago, Los Angeles and New Orleans would have seemed like the last two teams that would be considered a big rival in the NFC.
When seeing how Rank has the Rams and Saints listed as his top rival within the NFC, this should have fans even more excited about what kind of game this will be during the regular season since it could play a big role in the standings later on like last year.
While Los Angeles was able to pull off the impressive win on the road in the NFC Championship to defeat New Orleans in front of their own fans, it would be much easier for the NFC champions to face the Saints at home next January if they happen to meet again in the playoffs.
But before jumping that far ahead since the draft hasn’t even officially arrived, the Rams need to make sure they help this new rival live up to the hype in 2019 since the Saints remember well what took place last November, and will have revenge on their minds next season.