All three phases of the St. Louis Rams game played well as the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints 27-16 on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
The defense made an impact early. Drew Brees threw interceptions on his first two possessions that led to Rams touchdowns and Robert Quinn had two sacks, giving him an NFC-leading 15. His hit on the Saints’ first snap of the game led T.J. McDonald’s interception.
The Rams recovered an onside kick to set up a field goal in the first quarter, and Michael Brockers blocked a field-goal attempt at the end of the half.
Offensively, Zac Stacy shook off an early injury scare and set a franchise rookie record with 106 yards by halftime, gaining more than Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, Steven Jackson and Jerome Bettis. Stacy finished with 132 yards on 27 carries.