(WVUE) - The Saints defense is playing without the services of Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley against the Rams, and it's showing after one half of play.
Second-year Rams quarterback Jared Goff went 18-of-26 passing for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Goff's Rams lead the Saints, 17-10 at half.
The Rams got on the board in their very first drive of the contest. Goff connected with Sammy Watkins for a 5-yard touchdown. Goff racked up 49 yards passing in the opening series.
Los Angeles' other touchdown drive finished with Goff finding Josh Reynolds for a 7-yard touchdown. Goff accounted for 73 yards passing on the drive, giving the Rams a 17-7 advantage.
Alvin Kamara scored the only touchdown for the Saints in the first half. His 74-yard touchdown run represented the longest play of the season for the Black and Gold.