Saints Suffer 27-16 Defeat Against Rams

Automated InsightsDecember 16, 2013

Marques Colston had a big day, but it wasn't enough to avoid a tough loss for the Saints against the Rams, 27-16, in St. Louis.

Drew Brees put together a solid 39 for 56 effort with 393 yards passing, two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush), two picks and one fumble. Kellen Clemens ended up going 14 of 20 with 158 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions for the Rams.

Pierre Thomas rushed for 21 yards on eight carries and had seven receptions for 62 yards. Colston was a highlight, catching eight passes for 92 yards with a touchdown.

The New Orleans defense gave up 144 yards rushing and 158 passing.

Rams running back Zac Stacy was impressive, racking up 133 yards rushing and one touchdown. Tight end Cory Harkey also had a good game with 29 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Saints travel to Charlotte next week to meet the Panthers (10-4) while the Rams are at home to take on the Buccaneers (4-10).


Saints Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 85 D. Brees 39 56 393 1 2


Rams Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 84 K. Clemens 14 20 158 2 0


Saints Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C+ 79 D. Sproles RB 7 24 3.4 0
B- 81 P. Thomas RB 8 21 2.6 0
B 85 D. Brees QB 2 8 4.0 1


Rams Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 Z. Stacy RB 28 133 4.8 1
C 72 S. Bailey WR 1 6 6.0 0
B 84 K. Clemens QB 3 5 1.7 0


Saints Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A 96 M. Colston WR 8 92 11.5 1
B 85 L. Moore WR 6 78 13.0 0
B- 81 P. Thomas RB 7 62 8.9 0


Rams Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
C 76 A. Pettis WR 4 41 10.3 0
C 73 C. Givens WR 1 31 31.0 0
B 87 C. Harkey TE 3 29 9.7 1