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2019 opponent profile: Los Angeles Rams 

Saints will open their West Coast road trip against the Rams

Opponent – Los Angeles Rams
Coach – Sean McVay
Quarterback – Jared Goff
2018 record – 13-3, first in NFC West
Most recent matchup: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 – NFC Championship: Rams 26, Saints 23
2019 game: Sunday, Sept. 15 – Week 2 at 3:25 p.m.
Stadium – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Rams-Saints series record: Rams lead 42-34-0

Rams 2018 season recap:
The Rams were one of the top teams in the NFL in 2018, earning the No. 2 seed and winning the NFC before a 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. In a year where not much went wrong offensively, losing wideout Cooper Kupp due to an ACL injury was a tough loss for the Rams. From the slot, Kupp hauled in five touchdowns over the course of eight games. On the defensive side, tackle Aaron Donald finished with 21 sacks while amassing an astonishing 106 pressures. Newly acquired cornerback Marcus Peters struggled in 2018, finishing with an NFL passer rating allowed of 109.9. Expect the Rams to be in the mix among the top teams in the league again in 2019.

Notable additions:

  • Quarterback – Blake Bortles
  • Linebacker – Clay Matthews
  • Safety – Eric Weddle

Notable losses:

  • Offensive guard – Rodger Saffold
  • Center – John Sullivan

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