1. Rams hang on for win
If the Rams thought last weekend’s win over the Panthers was a tough one, just wait until they see what Sunday’s game against the Saints will have in store.
As mentioned before, New Orleans had this game circled on the calendar months ago as an opportunity to seek revenge over what took place back in January.
And even though a win by the Saints won’t change what took place back in the winter, it would certainly help New Orleans feel a little better.
With that being said, just because the Saints will be seeking revenge doesn’t necessarily mean they’re guaranteed to win this game since the Rams realize what’s at stake as well.
For example, with both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers starting off the year on a hot note with wins in Week 1, the last thing Los Angeles wants to do is fall behind in the division race with their rivals.
Plus, if the Rams found a way to defeat the Saints for a second meeting in a row, this could help some of the doubters that still claim Los Angeles didn’t deserve to play in the Super Bowl, meaning the extra motivation could be there from McVay’s team.
Taking down the Saints will take every ounce of energy the Rams have in their bodies, but this is a team that will be ready for the challenge.
With an opportunity to start 2-0, expect Los Angeles to end up on the winning side of the shootout to take down New Orleans.