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Mike McCoy

Saints can run and play defense; Rams have dynamic offense

Suppose you were told the New Orleans Saints could run the ball and play defense, and Drew Brees was still their quarterback.

And you were informed that the Los Angeles Rams had a dynamic offense to go with a physical defense.

What you would have is a terrific matchup of division leaders. It happens Sunday at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

New Orleans (8-2) is showing more balance than at any time since Brees arrived in 2006 and began setting passing records.

Los Angeles Rams has made a swift and impressive turnaround under first-year coach Sean McVay, who has quarterback Jared Goff playing like a first overall draft selection should.

The Saints started...

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