Rams win after Brees suffers thumb injury, refs take Saints defensive TD off the board

(Paul Spinelli|Mark Lagrange)
Updated: Sep. 15, 2019 at 7:22 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Drew Brees was knocked out of the game with a thumb injury, and another referee mishap going against the Saints highlighted a loss to the Rams, 27-9.

Aaron Donald ran into Brees early in the first quarter. Teddy Bridgewater filled in for No. 9. Brees has missed one game because of injury in his 13-plus year NFL tenure. The veteran QB had his thumb taped on the sideline.

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In the second quarter, Jared Goff was stripped, and Cam Jordan returned the fumble for a touchdown. The only problem, refs ruled the play dead after the ball was fumbled.

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The Saints did get the ball after review, but the Saints started the drive inside their own 20.

The Black and Gold trailed, 6-3, at the half. But in the second half, the Rams found the end zone three times.

Todd Gurley scored on a 4-yard TD run, Goff connected with former Saint Brandon Cooks for a 2-yard touchdown, and Goff scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

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