Saints crowd noise will be major factor against Rams

New Orleans Saints, NFL Playoffs

The New Orleans Saints have a significant home-field advantage on Sunday, with the crowd interfering with the Rams’ communications.

The Philadelphia Eagles know how hard it is to play in the Superdome. On Sunday, Philadelphia lost 20-14 at New Orleans, with a source telling FanSided that it was so loud within the building, that the Eagles couldn’t hear in their communications systems.

This could play a key role this upcoming weekend, with the Los Angeles Rams coming in for the NFC Championship Game. Head coach Sean McVay typically stands approximately 30 yards downfield from the line of scrimmage, getting a look at the opponent’s defense. McVay also implores Jared Goff to get the offense set up quickly so the duo has time to diagnose the coverage.

With the noise being so loud, it could be very difficult for McVay to get his message across in the time using the headset. NFL rules stipulate that once the play clock hits 16, the communications systems have to be shut off. In this game, Goff might be more on his own than usual.

In their previous meeting this season, the Saints won 45-35 in one of the best shootouts of the year. Los Angeles will face an even stiffer test come Sunday, with the Saints only one win away from their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

As for the Rams, they are attempting to go to their fourth Super Bowl, albeit their second when representing the city of Los Angeles. The first time was back in 1979, when they lost Super Bowl XIV to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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