8 is enough? Saints hope so as they look to put blemish on Rams' perfect season (1 Viewer)


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By Rod Walker | The Advocate

This time a year ago, New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith was playing on an undefeated team.

So Smith, a member of UCF's perfect season last year, knows all too well how determined opposing teams can be in trying to hand someone their first loss.

Now he's on the other side, playing for a one-loss Saints team trying to make sure the undefeated Rams take their first "L" back to the West Coast on Sunday.

"Each week you have a different opponent, and they want to take you down," Smith. "I know that for a fact (from college). I know that for a fact here, too. We want to take them down. We don't want to lose."

The oddsmakers now have the Saints as a 1-point underdog.

But there is a bit of history that works in the Saints' favor.

Three times over the past 30 years, the Saints have been the team to knock off the NFL's last remaining unbeaten team. ...

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