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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams 30, New Orleans Saints 22

2W8TNAD Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

In the first game of Week 16, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints 30-22 to move to 8-7 on the year and into second place in the NFC West — for now.

Offensive spotlight: Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was the offensive spotlight player in this contest. He finished the game 24-for-34 for 328 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.

Defensive Spotlight: Saints defensive lineman Carl Granderson was the defensive spotlight player in this game, as he recorded eight tackles and a sack.

Rookie spotlight: Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua had yet another 100-yard game, showing he is not just one of the best rookies in the league but one of the most reliable offensive players overall. Nacua finished the game with 164 receiving yards, catching nine of his 11 targets. 

Box Score

Passing
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Derek Carr 29.0 27 / 40 319 8.0 3 1 2 106.2
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Matthew Stafford 23.7 24 / 34 328 9.6 2 0 1 120.7
Rushing
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Derek Carr 29.0 2 2 1.0 0 3 0
Rashid Shaheed 18.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
Alvin Kamara 8.5 9 19 2.1 0 5 0
Jamaal Williams 2.3 2 8 4.0 0 4 0
Taysom Hill 0.2 2 2 1.0 0 3 0
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Puka Nacua 36.0 2 16 8.0 0 9 0
Matthew Stafford 23.7 1 -4 -4.0 0 0 0
Kyren Williams 19.4 22 104 4.7 1 10 0
Cooper Kupp 10.9 1 -3 -3.0 0 0 0
Ronnie Rivers 2.0 6 20 3.3 0 10 0
Receiving
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Chris Olave 26.3 13 9 123 9.5 13.7 0
Rashid Shaheed 18.4 9 5 70 7.8 14.0 1
Juwan Johnson 14.8 7 4 48 6.9 12.0 1
A.T. Perry 10.5 1 1 35 35.0 35.0 1
Alvin Kamara 8.5 6 5 16 2.7 3.2 0
Jamaal Williams 2.3 1 1 5 5.0 5.0 0
Foster Moreau 2.3 2 1 13 6.5 13.0 0
Keith Kirkwood 1.9 1 1 9 9.0 9.0 0
Los Angeles Rams
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Puka Nacua 36.0 11 9 164 14.9 18.2 1
Demarcus Robinson 20.2 6 6 82 13.7 13.7 1
Cooper Kupp 10.9 12 6 52 4.3 8.7 0
Tyler Higbee 6.0 3 3 30 10.0 10.0 0
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