After Josh Brown's second field goal cut the New Orleans Saints' lead to 14-6 the St. Louis Rams received a new lease on the offense when special teams specialist Chris Chamberlain forced a fumble from kick returner Courtney Roby, putting the Rams offense back on the field one yard out of the red zone with 1:37 left in the first half. Unfortunately, things didn't work out—Sam Bradford threw an interception that the Saints returned 96 yards for a touchdown, putting the Rams down 21-6 with less than a minute to go in the first half.
A facemasking call on the tail-end of Danny Amendola's kick return put the Rams on the 40-yard line following the return. But the Rams' last minute drive was hampered by an intentional grounding call, and the Rams punted the ball from midfield to end the half.
The Saints go into the half with a 21-6 lead, and the Rams go into the half knowing they lost an opportunity to enter the third quarter with the game tied.