!Second quarter update: The home-standing St. Louis Rams added 10 points in the second quarter and lead the New Orleans Saints 24-3 at the end of the first half. Zac Stacey ran for a 40-yard score with 4:10 to play for the Rams' touchdown in the period.
Kicker Greg Zuerlein had made a 31-yard field goal earlier in the quarter.
The Saints' first points came on a 45-yard Garrett Hartley field goal.
Key stats: Saints, Drew Brees, 16 of 20 for 169 yards and two interceptions; Rams, Kellen Clemens, 10 of 13 for 113 yards and two TDs; Zac Stacey, 16 carries for 106 yards and one touchdown.