Drew Brees helps Saints hand Rams their first loss

Drew Brees continued to defy age Sunday in a 45-35 win over the Rams, handing Los Angeles its first loss of the season.

Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 18 yards on two carries. He led the Saints to 35 points in the first half, but the Rams answered with 18 straight in the second half to tie the game.

Once the score was tied at 35, Brees reconnected with Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas to ice the game in New Orleans.

Kamara was the king of the first half, scoring two early touchdowns. He finished the game with 82 yards rushing and 34 yards receiving with three total touchdowns. 

Thomas finished the game with 12 receptions for 211 yards and a 72-yard touchdown to put the Saints up by 10 points late in the fourth quarter. Thomas also paid homage to former Saints legend Joe Horn with a cell phone celebration after his touchdown.

Jared Goff threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns but he also had a costly interception. He completed 28 of 40 passes in the solid effort.

Todd Gurley had 79 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, while Brandin Cooks had six receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. 

The Saints (7-1) have now won seven straight games after losing a shocker Week 1 against the Buccaneers. The Rams (8-1) fought hard in the second half but couldn’t come away with a win against New Orleans on the road.