St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Location - Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 58442

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 0 3 0 13 16
St. Louis 14 10 3 0 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 10-4 7-0 3-4 L1
St. Louis 6-8 4-3 2-5 W1

Recap


Rams 27, Saints 16: Zac Stacy rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown to lead host St. Louis to the victory over New Orleans.

Kellen Clemens threw two touchdown passes and the Rams (6-8) forced three turnovers to snap a two-game losing streak. Defensive end Robert Quinn forced his NFL-leading seventh fumble while recording one of his two sacks.

Drew Brees passed for 393 yards and one touchdown and added a rushing score but also was intercepted twice for the Saints (10-4). New Orleans drops into a tie for first place with Carolina in the NFC South and visits the Panthers next Sunday.

Touchdown receptions of 31 yards by Cory Harkey and 4 yards by Lance Kendricks enabled the Rams to take a 14-point first-quarter lead. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 31-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter and Stacy dashed for a 40-yard score to make it 24-3 at halftime.

Zuerlein added a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter to make it a 24-point margin before Brees scored on a 1-yard keeper and threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Marques Colston to bring the Saints within 27-16 with 3:07 remaining. New Orleans recovered the onside kick but Garrett Hartley’s 26-yard field goal with 1:51 left was deflected by Kendall Langford to halt the comeback attempt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Quinn has 15 sacks this season and 25.5 over the past two campaigns. … The Saints are 3-4 on the road and averaging just 18.4 points compared to the home output of 32.9 per contest. … Rams rookie WR Tavon Austin missed the game with an ankle injury.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New Orleans   St. Louis
Darren Sproles Player Zac Stacy
7 Attempts 28
24 Yards 133
3.4 Avg Yards 4.8
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 40
Receiving
New Orleans   St. Louis
Marques Colston Player Austin Pettis
8 Receptions 4
92 Yards 41
11.5 Avg Yards 10.2
1 Touchdowns 0
23 Long 14

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 432 61 371 2 1 0 0.0 0
St. Louis 302 144 158 3 2 2 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay . The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Saints have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.