LA Rams plan to pluck another W in New Orleans Superdome this year
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams 2022 NFL schedule is a true gauntlet, the type of no rest for the weary barrage of solid and capable teams all trying to knock off the big cheese. Over the years, the Rams have won some and lost some, and rivalries have heated up along the way. But perhaps no rivalry has ever been so heated as that with the New Orleans Saints.
But it wasn’t always that way.
No true heated rivalry begins without controversy, and the New Orleans Saints rivalry with the LA Rams certainly qualifies as one that started with one of the most controversial plays ever. All you need to do is to type the words Rams-Saints into your search engine, and you will be bombarded with the examples:
Rams-Saints Pass Interference? 228K results
Rams-Saints No-Call? 5.18M results
Rams-Saints 2018? 12.1M results
Great rivalries never go away
So yes, it’s something that has not died down over time. To see the game highlights, click on the link here.
The LA Rams would win the game after a controversial call (hey, that is pretty much the NFL standard nowadays). NFL reputations were made in this one. Greg ‘the leg’ Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard game-winner in overtime to send the Rams to the NFL Championship Game.
But the Rams would go on to lose to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII by a score of 13-3. I don’t think a single New Orleans Saints fan cheered for the LA Rams in that game.
The two teams would meet again in 2019, but this time the LA Rams hosted the Saints and won handily by a score of 27-9. The Saints played Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback for almost the entire game, and he struggled with just 17 of 30 passes for 165 yards.