Rams 37, Saints 29
Rams 37, Saints 29 NEW ORLEANS - It had been a long time since the St. Louis Rams looked anything like the "greatest show on turf." But Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce found the old magic, teaming with Marc Bulger to give perviously winless St. Louis ...
Rams 37, Saints 29
NEW ORLEANS - It had been a long time since the St. Louis Rams looked anything like the "greatest show on turf."
But Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce found the old magic, teaming with Marc Bulger to give perviously winless St. Louis a surprising victory over a New Orleans Saints squad that hadn't lost in a month.
Bulger finished with 302 yards and short touchdown passes to Bruce and Drew Bennett. Running back Steven Jackson, recovering from a back injury, rushed for a short touchdown and even threw a 2-yard halfback pass to Randy McMichael for a score.
It was a demoralizing loss for New Orleans, which could have climbed into a first-place tie in the NFC South with a win.
St. Louis 710101037New Orleans 7002229
NO-Bush 7 run (Mare kick)
StL-Jackson 1 run (Wilkins kick)
StL-McMichael 2 pass from Jackson (Wilkins kick)
StL-FG Wilkins 49
StL-FG Wilkins 21
StL-Bruce 9 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick)
StL-Bennett 3 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick)
NO-Miller 1 pass from Brees (Bush run)
NO-Stecker 2 run (pass failed)
StL-FG Wilkins 44
NO-Johnson 7 pass from Brees (Bush run) StLNO First downs 2622Total Net Yards 409308Rushes-yards 34-13311-43Passing 276265Punt Returns 0-01-8Kickoff Returns 2-458-233Interceptions Ret. 2-170-0Comp-Att-Int 28-34-025-36-2Sacked-Yards Lost 4-281-7Punts 2-44.53-43.0Fumbles-Lost 1-02-0Penalties-Yards 5-772-28Time of Possession 39:4220:18
RUSHING-St. Louis, Jackson 22-76, Pittman 7-53, Leonard 2-6, Bulger 2-(minus 1), Bruce 1-(minus 1). New Orleans, Stecker 3-26, Bush 7-17, Brees 1-0.
PASSING-St. Louis, Bulger 27-33-0-302, Jackson 1-1-0-2. New Orleans, Brees 25-36-2-272.
RECEIVING-St. Louis, Holt 8-124, Jackson 5-24, Bruce 4-62, McMichael 4-41, Bennett 4-37, Leonard 2-16, Pittman 1-0. New Orleans, Colston 8-129, Bush 5-27, E.Johnson 3-38, Patten 3-37, Henderson 3-20, Moore 1-12, Stecker 1-8, Miller 1-1.