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October 29, 2018 Sports 1 Views 2:16 ET Kevin Seifert NFL Nation Close ESPN.com National NFL Author ESPN.com NFC Nord…

MINNEAPOLIS – Oh, man. Do we really have to wait six days for Sunday? Can not we have access to a time machine and fast until November 4 in New Orleans? On that day, Superdome will host what looks like one of the most important games in the 201

8 season.

It’s not always smart to distinguish out competitors and predecessors halfway through a NFL season. But as week 8 draws from the view, it’s hard to avoid putting Los Angeles Rams (8-0) and New Orleans Saints (6-1) on the NFC match. And hello, what do you know? Rams and Saints will meet at Superdome in week 9.

A complete analysis of NFC would acknowledge that Carolina Panthers are 5-2 and still have both matches left against the Saints. Quiet, Washington Redskins (5-2) holds the muddy NFC East lead. But Rams’ undefeated land and Saints & # 39; sex-playing stretch, including two consecutive victories on the road, shows clear separation from the rest of the field.

We all know what Rams has – rich roster combined with an innovative offensive system. What is impressive about the Saints, however, is that no obvious pattern has arisen in their winning manner. This team is as capable of winning games with an explosively suitable game as it is with one that barely reaches three-digit yardage.

“We feel like we’ve been fighting and have won in many different ways already in the first part of this season,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees after his team wound up Minnesota Vikings 30-20 Sunday at US Bank Stadium in a game which was not even as close as the score occurred.

If you have only overseen the Saints, far from, you may be shocked to learn that they won handy despite the least explosive pass of Brees’ 13 seasons with the Saints. He threw for just 120 meters, less than any game in his career where his team scored 30 points, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research. Overall, the amount of Brees was the lowest for an entire game he played since he signed with the Saints in 2006.

Brees has thrown for 396 and 363 meters in victory this season, but we learned Sunday evening that he do not have to throw as it is for the saints to enjoy themselves. They plowed through the folds with a definite ball control breach that had Brees throw 82 percent of its passages within 5 meters of the Scrimmage line – his highest percentage in any game with the Saints.

Brees said he considered the transitional game “a complement” to the overall crime, an accurate, crushing and superior positive development for the Saints as a Super Bowl player. 19659008] “[It was] positive actors who put us in manageable situations so we could maintain driving to stay on the field and keep their explosive crimes from the field,” said Brees. “… It was not a conservative approach. It’s just a smart approach. “

Alvin Kamara and the Saints beat the vikings and are set up for a big week 9 meeting with Rams next week. Hannah Foslien / Getty Images

Actually? The Holy, quarterbacked of Breed and coaches of Sean Payton, driven to hold another team’s crime against the field? Japp. Why challenge one of NFL’s better defenses when your own defense creates easy points? The turning point Sunday evening came late in the second quarter, when cornerback PJ Williams forced a fumble by recipient Adam Thielen as the Vikings drove to extend a 13-7 advantage. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore recovered and returned it 54 meters. Two actors later, Alvin Kamaras 1-yard touchdown run gave the Saints a lead as they would never despise.

“I feel they gave us their best shot the first couple were driving,” Williams said. “We stayed well.” We stayed tight. “

The vicings ate never got out of that bowel bite, the watch looks at the rest of the half – despite having two timeouts – and seems to play the other half in slow motion. The Saints went on a 20-0 run next 27:04.

“We were in a slug party until the third quarter, and then we felt they broke,” said Saints defensive than Cameron Jordan. “At some point they would not have it anymore.”

Take a moment to consider what the Saints have done in the month. Over a period of three weeks, they have crushed Redskins with 24 points, handed over Baltimore Ravens to his only home loss of the season and broke the will of the Vikings in half-time. They are now 4-0 on their way for the first time since 2009, when they continued to win Super Bowl XLIV.

And now they will return home to host Rams, whose system has looked invincible sometimes, but proved vulnerable as they held by Green Bay Packers 29-27 on Sunday. Quarterback Jared Goff missed 9 out of 12 pass tries when pressed, on average only 4.0 meters per try. The Saints beat Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​and beat him a total of nine times according to the official book and forced two sales.

If the Saints can produce that kind of chaos along the way, you can imagine what they could do to Ram’s home.

It is rare to see a midseason matchup between the two best teams in a conference. We got the AFC version in week 6, when New England Patriots handed over Kansas City Chiefs’s first loss of the season in an exciting, action-packed 43-40 match. And now we have a chance to see NFC’s top team duel on Sunday at Superdome. Stretch up. Just six days to go.

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