INSIDE THE NUMBERS: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-3) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (5-8)
December 11, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-3) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (5-8)
SAINTS: QB DREW BREES passed for 313 yards & 4 TDs last week. Has 50,026 pass yards, 1 of 5 in NFL history with 50,000 & fastest to reach mark (183 games). Has 4,107 yards, his 8th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 33 TDs, his 6th 30-TD season in row. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 37,678 pass yards & 277 TDs…RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last meeting. Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 219 catches, 1,895 rec. yards & 16 rec. TDs…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 100-yard games, tied for most in season by TE in NFL history. Had 2 TDs last week. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 270 catches, 3,496 yards & 37 TDs. Last week, WR MARQUES COLSTON had 9 catches for 125 yards & 2 TDs. In 12/12/10 meeting, had 2 TD catches. WR LANCE MOORE aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with TD…DE CAMERON JORDAN has 11.5 sacks in past 12, incl. 2 sacks last week. S ROMAN HARPER aims for 3rd meeting in row with sack. In past 2 meetings, S MALCOLM JENKINS has 2 INTs, incl. 96-yard TD, & sack. LB JUNIOR GALETTE had career-high 3 sacks last week & has career-best 9 sacks in 2013…
RAMS: QB KELLEN CLEMENS has 115.5 rating in 2 wins this season…Rookie RB ZAC STACY has rushed for 507 yards (84.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6. Has rush TD last week…Rookie WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN is only player in NFL history with 95+ yard PR-TD, 80+ yard rec. TD & 65+ yard rush TD in season. Had 56-yard run last week, his 2nd 50+ yard run this season. TE JARED COOK has 43 catches & needs 7 to reach 50 for 1st time in career. WR CHRIS GIVENS has 3 career rec. TDs & averages 46 yards per TD…DE ROBERT QUINN has 14 sacks in past 14. Had sack in last meeting. DE CHRIS LONG has 10.5 sacks in past 15. In last meeting, had 3 sacks, tied for his most in game. CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 career TDs (3 INT, 1 FR). Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 2 LBs with 10+ sacks (10.5) & 9+ INTs (9). Had 10 tackles & sack in last meeting. S DARIAN STEWART had INT-TD in last game vs. NO. Rookie LB ALEC OGLETREE had 1st career sack last week. Ties Laurinaitis for team lead with 95 tackles.