By Herbie Teope - Around the NFL Writer | NFL.com
METAIRIE, La. -- Week 9's matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams provided an unofficial preview of Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Various media members and even fans predicted the two teams would meet again for the right to play in Super Bowl LIII. And perhaps to no surprise, some Saints players apparently felt the same way after New Orleans took down the previously undefeated Rams, 45-35, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
"You could kind of feel it -- that could be the NFC Championship Game if we both handled our business," running back Mark Ingram said. "So, we both handled our business and here we go again."
Linebacker A.J. Klein agreed.
"We kind of had the idea that we'd see them again," Klein said. "After that game being a shootout the way it was, we got a game up on them as far as the in-conference battle. I don't want to say I foresaw this matchup happening, but we knew we'd see them again at some point." ...
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