Skip to main content
New Orleans Saints

Saints News | New Orleans Saints |

Game Preview: Saints vs. Rams - 2023 NFL Week 16

The Los Angeles Rams host the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 of the 2023 NFL regular season on Thursday Night Football, Dec. 21, 2023 at 7:15 p.m. CT.

Saints at Rams Game Preview Week 16 2023 (1)

WEEK 16 · Thu 12/21 · 7:15 PM CST


New Orleans Saints



Los Angeles Rams

WWL 105.3FM/870 AM
SoFi Stadium

Coming off a 24-6 win over the New York Giants on Sunday at the Caesars Superdome, the New Orleans Saints (7-7) will play at the Los Angeles Rams (7-7) at SoFi Stadium on Thursday Night Football. The Rams lead the all-time regular season series 42-34. New Orleans is looking for their first road win at the Rams since 2009 and for their first road win on Thursday Night Football since 2019.

The Saints are tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their Week 17 opponent, for first place in the NFC South and also tied with three other 7-7 clubs, including the Rams, in the thick of the Wild Card playoff race.


The Saints and Rams have played 76 times in the regular season with Los Angeles holding a 42-34 edge, while the clubs have split two playoff contests. Former longtime foes in the NFC West, the Saints have played only the Atlanta Falcons (108) and the San Francisco 49ers (78) more often than the Rams.

In the 76 regular meetings of the series between the Saints and Rams there has been:

  • 1,588 points scored by New Orleans, 1,732 allowed.
  • A seven-game New Orleans winning streak from 1990-93.
  • Two three-game New Orleans winning streaks in contests played at the Superdome from 1985-87 and 1990-92.
  • 41 games decided by double-digits.
  • Ten games decided by 21 or more points.
  • 34 games decided by eight points or less.
  • One 31-point win by New Orleans.
  • A 31-point loss by New Orleans.


New Orleans Saints 27, Los Angeles Rams 20; Nov. 20, 2022 - Week 11 @ Caesars Superdome - The New Orleans Saints snapped a two-game losing streak with a 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

The Saints (4-7) used a two-quarterback system (Andy Dalton and Taysom Hill) to wake up their offense and score their most points since a 24-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders three weeks ago. Dalton threw three touchdown passes, including a 53-yarder to rookie sensation Chris Olave, and finished a very efficient 21 of 25 for 260 yards. Hill carried the ball nine times for 52 yards and was one of three passing for 14 yards. Running back Alvin Kamara had a solid game as well, carrying the ball 12 times for 42 yards and catching four passes for 47 yards. He passed 9,000 career yards from scrimmage in the game.

It was the 400th regular season win in franchise history. 🔎FULL GAME RECAP

New Orleans Saints players in action during their 2022 Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams.


2023 NFL League Rankings

Table inside Article
Saints Rams
Record 7-7 7-7
Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank) 22.1 (12t) 23.4 (9)
Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank) 19.1 (6) 22.1 (19)
Total Off. (NFL Rank) 334.5 (14) 357.2 (9)
Rushing Off. (NFL Rank) 103.2 (19) 121.3 (11)
Passing Off. (NFL Rank) 231.3 (16) 235.9 (11)
Total Def. (NFL Rank) 311.9 (11) 336.9 (18)
Rushing Def. (NFL Rank) 126.4 (25) 110.8 (14)
Passing Def. (NFL Rank) 185.4 (6) 226.1 (21)
Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank) 21.3 (23) 17.8 (31)
Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank) 12.4 (5) 6.8 (28)
Turnover Margin (NFL Rank) +5 (8t) -2 (18t)
Penalties 85 81
Penalty Yards 780 659
Opp. Penalties 86 90
Opp. Penalty Yards 637 823

New Orleans Saints fans cheered on the team during 2022 Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams on November 20, 2022 at the Caesars Superdome.