Saints vs. Rams 2013 picks and predictions: New Orleans favored to get win, earn playoff spot

New Orleans can clinch a playoff spot with a road win against the Rams, something the experts think will happen.

The only thing standing between the Saints and a spot in the playoffs is one more win. Despite New Orleans' struggles on the road this season -- they are 3-3 -- it doesn't seem like any of the experts think that will stop them from getting a victory in Week 15.

New Orleans hammered Carolina last week, a much-needed win after getting embarrassed themselves the week before by Seattle. Now they must find a way to perform as well away from home as they do at the Superdome. Drew Brees and the offense are averaging just over two touchdowns less per game on the road this season and the defense is giving up nearly a touchdown more per game as well.

The Rams were eliminated from playoff contention with two straight bad road losses so Jeff Fischer's team will likely be happy to be back at home. Rookie running back Zac Stacy will need to have a good game and quarterback Kellen Clemens has to cut down on his interceptions if St. Louis has any hope against the Saints.

Apparently the SB Nation experts don't believe the Rams can get the job done, as all six picked the Saints. The ESPN experts all agreed with the Saints as favorites across the board.

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