The Rams were led offensively by rookie RB
“We ran the ball, ran it for over 100 yards, and that’s a winning formula,” Fisher said. “So it was good to get back to that. Defensively, really challenged by their passing game, their run game early. I thought we made some good adjustments. Our rush affected their approach and that gave us a chance.”
Did it ever. The Rams harassed Saints QB Drew Brees throughout the afternoon, including a pair of pressures that resulted in first-quarter interceptions. Defensive end and Defensive Player of the Year candidate
Fisher gave special mention to Quinn’s second sack, which he made while sprawled on his hands and knees to force a fumble that he would recover himself.
Sunday’s game also included a stout contribution from QB
‘Kell’ played good, played well, got us in and out of the run game,” Fisher said. “It’s a sophisticated defense, see a lot of things that you don’t ordinarily see. Scheme-wise, we’ve moved some people around to try to dictate and try to make it a little more predictable. They became a little more predictable and we were able to take advantage of it. ‘Kell’ did a good job with that.”
The win, which was the sixth of the year and the fourth at home for the Rams, was perhaps a telling display of the in-season progress and resilience the team has possessed under the direction of Fisher.
“We’re playing with effort,” Fisher said. “The team plays with great effort and enthusiasm and emotion and plays hard in all three phases. It’s just we fell into something good yesterday.”