New Orleans, LA – Finally … Success!!! The St. Louis Rams snap their season long losing streak as they down the New Orleans Saints 37-29 Sunday afternoon at the Louisiana Superdome.
The Saints struck first. Reggie Bush ran it into the end zone from 7 yards out to cap a 4 play, 73 yard drive. Olindo Mare’s extra point made it New Orleans 7, St. Louis 0.
The Rams scored their first points of the afternoon as they drove 62 yards in 12 plays for a touchdown that saw Steven Jackson run it in from 1 yard out. Jeff Wilkins’ PAT was good and the score is St. Louis 7, New Orleans 7. That’s how the 1st quarter ended.
In the 2nd quarter the Rams jumped out in front as Randy McMichael snagged a 2 yard pass from Steven Jackson. The Wilkins extra point was good and the Rams led 14-7. The TD capped a 14 play, 82 yard drive. Wilkins then completed the 2nd quarter scoring with a 49 yard field goal that capped a 4 play, 8 yard drive. Rams 17, Saints 7.
In the 3rd quarter it was another Wilkins field goal that brought smiles to the faces of Rams fans as he connected from 21 yards to bring an end to a 12 play, 73 yard drive. Rams 20, Saints 7.
Before the end of the 3rd quarter, the Rams would score again. This time it was a Marc Bulger to Isaac Bruce 9 yard pass to complete a 5 play, 47 yard drive. Wilkins’ extra point was good. St. Louis 27, New Orleans 7.
One more score for the Rams with under a minute played in the 4th quarter. A 9 play, 73 yard drive ended with Drew Bennett catching a 3 yard pass from Bulger. The Wilkins conversion made it Rams 34, Saints 7.
But the Saints weren’t about to give up as they scored three touchdowns. Drew Brees to Billy Miller on a 1 yard pass, with Reggie Bush running it in for a 2 point conversion made it Rams 34, Saints15.
Aaron Stecker with a 2 yard run then and a failed 2 point conversion made it Rams 34, Saints 21.
A Jeff Wilkins 44 yard field goal gave the Rams a bit more of a cushion as they led the Saints 37-21.
New Orleans closed out the scoring as Brees tossed a 7 yard TD pass to Eric Johnson with :32 to play. Reggie Bush’s 2 point conversion made it St. Louis 37, New Orleans 29. And that’s how it ended.
The Rams (1-8) try for two in a row when they get back into action next Sunday against the 49ers in San Francisco.