New Orleans Saints cruise to 31-13 win over St. Louis Rams

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins intercepts a pass.

Just before halftime, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown, giving his team momentum going into the second half against the St. Louis Rams Sunday in the Superdome.

The Saints (10-3) kept the momentum the rest of the way, holding off the Rams (6-7) in a 31-13 rout.

“It was a good play by Malcolm,” Saints head coach Sean Payton said. “We turned the ball over on the kickoff return and there could have been a swing.”

Jenkins and the rest of the Saints defense kept Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Steven Jackson in check. 

"(Finishing) was an emphasis this week," said Jenkins. "The past couple times we let teams back in the game. I thought we did a good job on offense, defense and special teams of finishing them off."

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma strips the ball from St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.