NEW ORLEANS, La. — The last time the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams played each other in the Superdome, the latter won by virtue of the infamous no-call.
Sunday produced a very different result, as the Black and Gold got back in the win column with a 27-20 triumph.
Andy Dalton led the way for Who Dat Nation with perhaps his best game as a Saint, going 21-25 for 260 yards and three touchdowns, the last two of those coming in the third quarter when New Orleans took the lead for good.
The win keeps the Saints 1.5 games back of the NFC South division lead and also ends a two-game losing streak.
In those two losses, Taysom Hill only attempted one pass and three rushes, but it was a different story against the Rams, attempting three passes and nine rushes with a reception.
“I think the attitude was, man, just go cut it loose,” said Hill. “Early on I think there was a lot of conversation about how we’re going to win football games and maybe created a little hesitancy, and I felt like because our division hasn’t played well, right? And so we weren’t playing great. We kept losing games. But the message was, we’re still in it, and I think the mindset this week was, hey, let’s get rid of any anxiety. Let’s go cut it loose. What do we have to lose at this point? And let’s go play our brand of football and not worry about anything else.”
The Saints look to make it two in a row on Sunday when they travel to San Francisco for a 3:25 pm kickoff against the 49ers on Fox.