Nakia Hogan, of the Times-Picayune, has a preview of Sunday's Saints/Rams match-up, below.

Jonathan Vilma  #51 and Sedrick Ellis #98 of the New Orleans Saints tackle Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Saints won 34-30. 

Courtesy---Nakia Hogan/Times-Picayune

The St. Louis Rams have undergone a bit of a transformation.

The once perennial losers of the NFC West have played themselves into the postseason race with a quarter of the NFL schedule remaining.

A year after going 1-15 in Coach Steve Spagnuolo's first season at the helm, the Rams (6-6) have won consecutive games to pull into a tie with the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West.