We're one quarter through Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and the St. Louis Rams, and one has to admit that Rams fans should be pleasantly surprised with how their team has played so far. Even though they're without starting quarterback Sam Braford and wide receiver Danario Alexander, the two teams are still tied at 0-0 after the game's first quarter.
The Rams haven't gotten anything going on offense yet with A.J. Feeley at the helm, as they've accumulated just 37 yards so far, but they're presumably happy with how they've at least somewhat limited Drew Brees and company so far. Brees is still 8-for-11 for 57 yards passing thus far, but the Rams forced the Saints to settle for a 49-yard field goal attempt that kicker John Kasay proceeded to miss.
It's still pretty clear after one quarter that the Saints have the advantage here, and you really can just look at the quarterback play to grasp this, but the Rams are showing that they don't plan to simply be beaten to a pulp today. The Rams currently have the ball near the 50-yard line as they hope to strike first.
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