"I feel like Jack Buck: 'I don't believe what I just saw,'" said Venturi, now an NFL analyst at WXOS-FM in St. Louis. "It's a shock to everybody, trust me." Shocking would be an apt description for what took place. No one saw this coming. The Rams hadn't won a game all season. The Saints were coming off an epic shellacking of the Colts
. The question coming into this game wasn't if the Saints would win, but if they would run up the score as they mercilessly did to the Colts a week ago.
Maybe the Rams were motivated by NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin's prediction that the Saints would hang 60 points on them.
Maybe they were inspired by the presence of so many St. Louis Cardinals players
, who received a rousing round of applause from the crowd when they were honored as World Series champions during the first quarter.
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