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Still some time before Sunday's kickoff, so what's on your mind about facing off with these L.A. Rams?

For me ... I know it will be a four quarter brawl because yes, the Rams have a pretty decent team. We're playing them on a short week of rest (their not), and we have to spend a day traveling to L.A. I don't like that we will again be without Sheldon Rankins. If you remember he missed the last game and were not nearly as stout across the D line without him. So, these things plus whatever other factors have us sitting at 2.5 point dogs last time I checked. But, in the end, we Saints fans all know were the better team and we can and should definitely beat these guys if we play our game and defend every blade of grass like I know we will.

I'm looking forward to watching "especially these Saints" focused in on beating down the "chosen ones" that Roger Goodell and his incompetent Refs were so adamant (that they would do whatever was necessary) to send to the Super Bowl just 8 short months ago.

Payton, Brees, Kamari, Thomas, T. Hill, Cook, Lutz, Armstead, Ramczyk, Murray, Ginn, D. Harris, Morestead, Jordan, Davis, Davenport, Onyemata, Hendrickson, Lattimore, Apple, Bell, Anzalone, and all the rest to of course!

Roll Saints! Who Dat!
 

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I have low expectations for this one.

Everything that has been said about short weeks, emotional wins and whatnot factor into my estimations.

Saints typically don’t hit their stride until after week 3 and I think the defense might get caught flatfooted a few times on Cooks and Gurley.

Also worry about our poor showing on 3rd downs, especially 3rd and long. I worry that Kupp will prolong drives and keep the defense on the field.

I think we will be fired up but the grind will wear us down. I see it transpiring similarly to the game from 2017 in LA.
 
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Early week prediction, 41-37 Saints
I definitely could see the game ending like that. But how sweet would it be if our defense stepped up with a couple pics and a few more three-and-outs! They (defense) are so overdue for a few lucky breaks and a big showing. Could you even imagine what a pic 6 would do for us in this game? The D has to shine Sunday!
 

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I absolutely hate the fact that the NFL has flipped its own incompetence and shady practices into a media hype machine for this “revenge game.”
NFLN itself is playing up the fact that the NFL blew a huge call, and now spinning it into buzz about this game...
A game that is basically tee’d up for the Rams to have success. The Saints are the pawn once again in an effort to ignite a uninspired fan base in a major market.
 

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Taking off the Black & Gold glasses, it's hard to see this game as anything other than a dogfight to the end. This is literally the type of game that will come down to one or two plays that will make the difference for the eventual winner. And because it will (likely) be a close game, the officiating will be called into question by someone based on who ends up taking this barn-burner.

Obviously the Saints need to have all their assignments and their gameplan in top form and not allow the emotions of this 'rematch/revenge game' to cause more mistakes than usual. That can be a danger for a team when the players are thinking with their heart instead of their head. Hopefully this game will not go into overtime. That would be extra tough for a team that is traveling, is on a short week, AND will have another tough road game the following week.

But the formula will be the same. If the Saints can take advantage of any/all scoring opportunities, eliminated turnovers and big plays, and (perhaps) get some takeaways of their own, it's likely they will win. If the Rams do these same things well, they will most certainly take control of the game.

So I see it as a close game that may go to the team who makes a go ahead drive very late in the game... possibly even in 'walk-off' fashion. I think the Saints will take this one in another exciting contest that will receive 'Game of the Week' honors once again. Have your heart pills ready! :9:
 

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If I look at this without being a Saints fan, I would say Rams win this one because of home field advantage, a longer time to prepare, and not having to fly out to the west coast and adjusting. I'm concerned this game may get out of hand. Could be 35-20 Rams.

Now if I look at this with just my Saints fan emotional "kick the teeth out the the Rams revenge game mode on", Saints 28 - 24. The Saints drive the field and Drew throws a dagga to Cook and we all see which Cook(s), cooks the best jambalaya!
 

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