The Top Two Teams in the NFC Square off in a Potential NFC Championship Preview

The undefeated Los Angeles Rams travel to New Orleans to take on the six and one New Orleans Saints. What a game we have in store for the NFL fan this Sunday. This game has the potential of being the game of the year. Two of the league’s top quarterbacks, Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams and Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, will be going head-to-head. However, this might not be the first time these two teams see each other. With the way the season is going, it looks like these teams will be the top two teams in the NFC, and if they take of business in the divisional round, they will be meeting once again in the NFC Championship.

The Rams have best running back in the league, Todd Gurley. He is having an MVP year, leading the league in rushing yards, rushing attempts, rushing touchdowns, and rushing yards per-game. Gurley has been fun to watch, taking pressure off quarterback Jared Goff. Goff is tied for third in passing touchdowns, averaging just over 300 yards per-game. He has a lot of talented wide-receivers to throw too also, with the speedy Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp (who is planning to suit up this Sunday), Robert Woods, who has been one of Goff’s favorite receivers, and much more.

Then there is future Hall of Famer, Drew Brees. At 39 years old, Brees is still playing at a very high-level. He has recently become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and currently has a chance to break the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns. However, he also has a running back that takes a lot of pressure off him like the Rams. Alvin Kamara has been sensational throughout the first half of the NFL season. Not only is he a huge help in the rushing game, but he is also really affective in the passing game. He’s second in receptions and receiving yards on the team. He’s behind Drew Bree’s favorite target, Michael Thomas, who is on pace to have over 100 receptions by the end of the season. With the return of Mark Ingram, this offense has a lot of ways to beat you and could possibly lead the Saints to a potential Super Bowl.

The Rams and Saints are behind the Chiefs in points per-game. The Saints are second in the league averaging 33.4 points per-game, while the Rams are third in the league averaging 33 points per-game. On the other side of the ball, the defenses of both  the Rams and the Saints have solid talent, but to me, both defenses have just been playing up to their potential. I expect this game to be high scoring, for both running backs to have very big games, and for both quarterbacks to be slinging the ball around the field. The team that causes that one turnover in the game, I feel, will win this game, and possibly will be the team that will host the NFC Championship game. Although both teams are playing exceptional, I believe that team will be the Saints. The Saints are home, a major advantage for Drew Bree’s, simply, he is very difficult to beat in that dome.

– Zachary Connell (ZackConnell2)

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