Saints/Rams Memorable Game #3
The New Orleans Saints will play host to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
Of course, the Rams were formerly the Los Angeles Rams, from 1946-1998, before moving to St. Louis, from 1999-2016, and then back to Los Angeles this year.
Since the Saints played their first game back in 1967, the two franchises have played some memorable games, having competed in the NFC West together from 1970-2001.
The Rams dominated that division in the 70’s, winning six-consecutive division titles, from 1974-1979.
Sunday’s match-up will mark the 73rd all-time meeting between the two, with the Rams leading, 40-32.
This week, we're taking a look at five memorable match-ups between the two franchises.
On Monday, we went back to 1967, the very first game in Saints' history, for the first memorable game.
On Tuesday, we went back to September of 1971, for our second memorable game, the first ever win over the Rams by the Saints.
Today, for our third memorable game, we go back to November 26, 1972, almost 44 years ago, when the Saints stunned the Rams.
The Saints were having a miserable year, with a record of 1-8-1, but pulled the big upset over the Rams, who came in at 5-4-1, as Happy Feller kicked through a 33-yard game-winning field goal to win it.
Archie Manning led the way for New Orleans, throwing for 202 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for another score.
Below, the late, great Howard Cosell provides the highlights: