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Saints hand Rams first loss – 45-35 in the ‘dome

Posted: 6:56 PM, Nov 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-04 21:43:24-05

The New Orleans Saints added a “1” to the Los Angeles Rams’ loss column today.

Here are the highlights, from the Associated Press:

7:49 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams’ undefeated run is over.

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and Michael Thomas had 12 receptions for 211 yards and a score in a 45-35 win for the New Orleans Saints over the previously unbeaten Rams.

New Orleans led 35-14 late in the second quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, the Rams rallied to tie it with 21 straight points.

The Saints, though, made enough plays on both sides of the ball to pull away again for the victory.

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7:38 p.m.

Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes, helping the Houston Texans beat the Denver Broncos 19-17.

The Texans have won six in a row after opening with three losses. They joined the 1970 New York Giants as the only NFL teams to pull off that feat since 1970.

Philip Rivers also had two touchdown passes in a win, lifting the Los Angeles Chargers to a 25-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Rivers started his 200th straight game in the regular season, a milestone reached by just three other NFL quarterbacks: Brett Favre, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning.

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7:25 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints have built another double-digit cushion against the Los Angeles Rams.

Drew Brees’ 72-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas converted a third down and helped New Orleans take a 45-35 lead with 3:52 left to play. New Orleans led the Rams 35-14 late in the first half, then gave up 21 straight points, before taking the lead back to put them on the brink of their first loss.

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7:03 p.m.

Malcolm Brown should get credit from the judges for degree of difficulty .

The Los Angeles Rams running back scored in spectacular fashion in the third quarter on an 18-yard catch, helping his undefeated team rally at New Orleans.

Brown hurdled Saints safety Marcus Williams when he tried to take his legs out inside the 10. Brown landed on his right foot and then got his left foot down as he twisted near the sideline before lunging to get the ball over the goal line.

The Rams pulled into a 35-all tie early with 9:58 left to play after trailing by 21 points late in the second quarter.

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6:14 p.m.

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have the Los Angeles Rams on the brink of defeat.

The Saints led the undefeated Rams 35-17 at halftime.

Brees had a lot to do with that. He was 17 of 22 for 211 yards with three touchdowns, to three different teammates, over the first two quarters.

Todd Gurley scored in his 12th straight game for the Rams, breaking a franchise record he shared with Hall of Famer Elroy Hirsch.

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