The Los Angeles Rams (8-1) suffered their first loss by a score of 45-35 against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in Louisiana.
Los Angeles came up short as they found themselves in an offensive battle, both offenses combined for over 1,000 yards.
The Rams trailed early as they went into the second half down 35-17.
Quarterback Jared Goff rallied his offense in the fourth quarter finding wide receiver Cooper Kupp for a 41-yard touchdown, tying the game at 35-35.
Goff threw for 391 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
“What I think it really came down to, we both had one turnover, both teams, they capitalized on theirs and scored a touchdown and we didn’t,” said Goff.
Rams defense had no answers for the Saints offense as they failed to record a turnover. The Saints silenced the league leader in sacks, Aaron Donald, as he was unable to get to quarterback Drew Brees.
Marcus Peters struggled to cover Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas who set a franchise record of 211 receiving yards and one touchdown.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 5, 2018
“I thought there was some play selections by me, I didn’t put us in some good spots to try and get back in that game,” said head coach Sean McVay.
Todd Gurley II was held to 68 yards on the ground and 11 yards receiving. Gurley continued his touchdown streak as he scored in the first quarter bringing his total to 16 on the year.
“Everybody got to be humbled and this was our day,” said Gurley.
Former Saints, now Rams, wide receiver Brandin Cooks lead the Rams offense with 114 receiving yards and one touchdown.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 4, 2018
“I think it starts with me, being able to look at myself critically, what can I do better for this football team and cant wait to go back to work tomorrow, try to get better and get ready for a great Seattle team next week,” said McVay.
The Rams look to bounce back as they now prepare to face Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 11th.