A few days after the Cardinals stunned Texas to win the World Series, the Rams pulled off their own surprise, grabbing their first victory this season by upsetting New Orleans 31-21. The decisive win left the NFL with two winless teams, Miami and Indianapolis.
The New Orleans Saints’ offensive line was a mess on Sunday in St. Louis, and not just between the white lines. In addition to nearly getting Drew Brees killed by the Rams’ pass rush, the Saints’ line was bickering on the sideline, including guard Carl Nicks getting into a screaming match with offensive line/running game coach Aaron Kromer. Nicks vowed afterward that the incident wouldn’t lead to future problems for the team.
I’m not optipistic. Elite teams don’t have these ups and downs. They lost two out of the last three games. If they were Superbowl contenders, they should have won all three.
The St. Louis Rams get their first win of the season with an upset victory over the New Orleans Saints 31-21.
One week after a 62-7 rout of the Colts, coach Sean Payton and his Saints have to explain a 31-21 loss to the previously winless Rams.