First quarter update: The St. Louis Rams were able to turn a Luke McCown interception into seven points when quarterback Shaun Hill hit Cory Harkey for a 16-yard touchdown pass. The New Orleans Saints answered with a 37-yard field goal from Shayne Graham.
McCown got the start for the Saints as Drew Brees sat out with a strained oblique. Ryan Griffin came on for the last possession of the quarter.
Key stats: Saints, mcCown, 7 of 10 for 49 yards, 1 int.; Griffin, 2 for 2, 10 yards. Mark Ingram, 4 carries for 26 yards; Khiry Robinson, three carries for 22 yards. Jimmy Graham, two receptions for 13 yards. Rams, Shaun Hill, 2 of 3 for 40 yards and a TD.