Saints-Rams predictions

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Saints defensive end Keyunta Dawson, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton and strong safety Roman Harper put the brakes on 49ers running back LaMichael James last month. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Saints defensive end Keyunta Dawson, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton and strong safety Roman Harper put the brakes on 49ers running back LaMichael James last month.

Sheldon Mickles:

Saints 30, Rams 19

The Saints can take the first big step toward what they hope is a deep run in the playoffs against a Rams team that has given them trouble in the past. Trouble? What trouble?

Scott Rabalais:

Saints 27, Rams 16

The Saints are 3-3 on the road and New Orleans has struggled here of late, but its pass rush will set the tone for the Saints’ 11th win.

Ramon Antonio Vargas:

Saints 28, Rams 17

The Saints may be 3-3 on the road, but they’re 8-0 indoors this year. In the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, don’t expect the Rams’ tough pass rush to mask numerous other deficiencies.