Are Rams close-game experts Brandon Allen Jersey , or are they primed for a fall? | OC RegisterRich Hammond poses a fair question. In todays NFL, youd better be able to come through in the clutch, and thus far the 2018 Rams have done just that.Mutual admiration defines Rams-Saints clash for tops in NFC | Associated PressIts nice to hear that Saints HC Sean Payton has respect for his younger counterpart, Sean McVay. The same couldnt be said of his predecessor.Fowler Likely to See One-on-One Rushing Opportunities | Rams OfficialNaturally, EDGE rushers get fewer double-teams than interior linemen and especially Los Angeles Rams interior linemen. Expect new Rams OLB Dante Fowler to be on an island when hes called on on Sunday. Ranking the most important games on the Rams remaining schedule | RamsWireNot all games are created equal. Id probably circle Sundays contest as the top dog Sam Shields Jersey , but the fellas over at RamsWire see it a little differently.3 Rams players who must improve in the second half | RamsWirePretty sure we can all guess two of these guys. The third might surprise you.Quotes & Notes 11/1/18: Wade Phillips Talks Fowler, Scheming Against Brees | Rams OfficialSome juicy quotes as we head into Sundays showdown in NOLA. One thing you might have forgotten: Wade Phillips was the DC in San Diego when Brees played there.Eye-popping stat shows how often Aaron Donald gets double-teamed | RamsWireIn the Captain Obvious department: Aaron Donald is a man amongst boys. A shark in guppy-infested waters. A Baconator in a bag of junior bacon chees.Drew Brees: Rams interior D-line is unbelievable | NFL.comThe Saints QB likens playing against the Rams DL to the 1999 Outback Bowl, when Drew Brees Purdue Boilermakers faced off against Georgias Marcus Stroud and Richard Seymour.ESPNs Sunday NFL Countdown to Travel to New Orleans for Rams-Saints | Saints OfficialFor just the third time in the programs 33-year history, NFL Countdown will broadcast remotely. You think Roger Goodells feeling a little guilty this game isnt being broadcast in prime time?Wade Phillips Ready for Revenge When He Faces the Saints | 12 UpTongue, meet cheek Aqib Talib Jersey , but its safe to say the teams Wade Phillips hasnt been with is shorter than the list of teams he has. The Rams are a step closer to clinching a first-round bye.They improved to 12-3 on the season with a comfortable 31-9 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday afternoon. With the Bears beating the 49ers, theyll need a win or a Bears loss to seal one of the top two seeds. Their bid for the top seed in the conference will remain alive as well if the Saints lose to the Steelers.Its nothing new to see the Rams handle an opponent with ease this season, but the big offensive name on Sunday was a new one. Running back C.J. Anderson signed with the Rams this week, got the start with Todd Gurley sidelined by a knee injury and went off for 167 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.The Rams also got rushing touchdowns from Robert Woods and Jared Goff on their way to 269 rushing yards. Goff also threw a touchdown and avoided the interceptions that have plagued him since the teams bye week.On defense, the big star was a more familiar part of the operation. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald had three sacks Marcus Peters Jersey , which gives him 19.5 on the season. Thats a Rams record for a single season, a single-season record for defensive tackles and it leaves him three sacks away from Michael Strahans record for all players in a season.With the bye still up in the air, it seems unlikely that the Rams will be resting players next Sunday. If Donald is on the field against the 49ers, his final push for that record should be a big Week 17 storyline.The biggest storyline for the Cardinals is likely to be the one regarding head coach Steve Wilks future. There have been indications that he could be done after his first season on the job, although wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald offered supportive words about Wilks this week.The veteran did his part on the field as well by throwing a touchdown and catching six passes for 53 yards. Fitzgerald said this week that he has no clue if this will be his final year and the home crowd showed him a lot of love during the losing effort.