New Orleans 37 – LA Rams 24

When Drew Brees is “on” he can be frightening!  And, he was just about at his best against the Rams in the first game of the “Elimination Round.”  The Saints’ All-Pro quarterback completed 33 of his 39 passes for 335 yards and a pair of TD’s as New Orleans held off a rally by Los Angeles to win by 13 and advance to the quarterfinal round of these playoffs.

He had some help.  Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara combined for 146 yards rushing on 28 carries (5.21 yards per rush) and the Saints’ defense forced 3 Rams turnovers in the victory.

But L.A. made it close, narrowing the Saints’ lead to only 3 points early in the final period.  But Brees connected on a 53 yard pass to Jared Cook that set up an 8-yard TD toss to Michael Thomas to help New Orleans pull away.LAR-NO

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