The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals visited their NFL brethren Sunday, bringing the Commissioner's Trophy to the Edward Jones Dome for a pregame ceremony before the St. Louis Rams-New Orleans Saints game.
To reciprocate, Rams defensive end Chris Long paid homage to the baseball team, with a sack dance celebration that brought to mind Albert Pujols and World Series MVP David Freese. Following his first sack of Drew Brees, Long pushed away his teammates, set up in a batting stance and took a home run cut:
Long added another sack in the second half. If Saints coach Sean Payton has any questions about how to stop a big-hitter like that, he should call Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. I'm sure there's some way to intentionally walk Long.
The presence of the Cardinals seemed to have a magical effect on the winless Rams. Early in the third quarter, the Rams and backup quarterback A.J. Feeley held a 17-0 lead over the Saints. Last week, New Orleans played another winless team and won 62-7.
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