2023-24 NFL Week 16 Match Preview - Saints vs. Rams: Which team will solidify its chances for a playoff spot? December 21, 2023 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, two playoff seeking teams will collide to start Week 16 of the 2023-24 NFL season. The L.A. Rams will host the New Orleans Saints and playoff implications will be main storyline for this matchup. Kick-off is set 8:15PM ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.

All NFL teams dread to have a short rest after a grueling Sunday match. This is what you get if you want to be featured in a primetime game scheduled on a Thursday. However, the Saints and Rams have nothing to complain since this game is important for them in order to improve and solidify their place for a playoff spot.

The New Orleans Saints have won two straight games and will have a few extra days rest after their match with the L.A. Rams. They will return home and play two consecutive games in front of the fans. The Saints' secondary defense has been humming in their last two games. It has not allowed a touchdown in their last two wins and their next target is the L.A. Rams.

The L.A. Rams are on a roll as they won four of their last five games. They are glad to have a Thursday match and want to keep their momentum going. The Rams' offense has been clicking at the right time as QB Matthew Stafford delivered a strong and solid outing in their last four wins. He has only one interception in their last four games but has thrown 12 touchdown passes.

Injury Report

New Orleans Saints

Kendre Miller RB Questionable
Ryan Ramczyk OT OUT
Isaiah Foskey DE OUT

L.A. Rams

Joe Noteboom OT Out

Sports Bet Odds

The Rams are the favorites to win the game. Here are our latest odds:

  • The Rams are favored by 4.0 points, with a money line of -205.
  • The Saints are the underdogs by 4.0 points, with a money line of +175.
  • The Over/Under is set at 46 points, with the Over at -110 and the Under at -110.

The Saints and Rams have played 76 times in the regular season with Los Angeles holding a 42-34 edge. In their last meeting in November 2022, the New Orleans Saints defeated the L.A. Rams, 27-20. Expect the Rams to play well at home as they have a settle to score with the Saints. Beating and dealing playoff problems to the Saints is a nice form of payback from their 2022 loss.

Team Stats

New Orleans Saints
T-1st NFC South (7-7) | Away (3-4) | STRK W2
LA Rams
2nd NFC West (7-7) | Home (4-3) | STRK W1
22.1 Point Per Game 23.4
19.1 Points Allowed 22.1
3,238 Net Passing Yards 3,303
1,445 Rushing Yards 1,698

2023-24 NFL Week 16 Match Preview - Saints vs. Rams: Which team will solidify its chances for a playoff spot?

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