Los Angeles Rams: 3 Takeaways From Week 9 Loss vs. Saints

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The last unbeaten in the NFL has fallen, as the Los Angeles Rams suffered their first loss of the season in Week 9. They suffered their defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

It was the second straight week that the Rams were in America’s Game of the Week. Like last week’s contest against the Green Bay Packers, this game didn’t disappoint.

The Rams lost the game 45-35 in Week 9, falling to 8-1 on the season. The Saints improve to 7-1 with the victory, showing the world they mean business this year.

When you get two offensive juggernauts like the Rams and Saints, you get a game like we did yesterday. We didn’t get the first punt in the game until the 5:33 mark in the third quarter.

The Saints jumped to a 35-17 lead at halftime, but with a team that can put up points like the Rams, they were never out of it.

The Rams would start the second half scoring 18 unanswered points, tying the game in the fourth quarter. The Saints would stick the dagger in the Rams, with a huge 72-yard pass to Michael Thomas from Drew Brees.

Thomas would pay homage to Joe Horn by unveiling a flip-phone in pad of the field goal post. Of course he was penalized because the NFL doesn’t like to have fun.

We could have likely gotten a preview of the NFC Championship game yesterday. For the Rams, there were a few takeaways in their first loss of the season.