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Posted: Monday, 16 December 2013 7:16AM

Brees: No excuses after ugly loss



Too bad the New Orleans Saints can't play 'em all at home.

They're a 7-0 juggernaut in the Superdome but just 3-4 on the road after spotting St. Louis a three-touchdown lead in the first half of the Rams' 27-16 victory on Sunday. There's one more chance to get it right on unfamiliar turf, with the NFC South title on the line at Carolina next week.

"The record doesn't lie," quarterback Drew Brees said. "No excuses. We have to play better on the road and we will."

A week after getting eliminated from playoff contention following consecutive road losses at San Francisco and Arizona, the Rams refused to sulk. St. Louis (6-8) showed improvement across the board.

"It seems like when we play great teams we step up — like with the Seahawks and Saints, teams like that," defensive end Robert Quinn said. "It seems like we play up to the level; sometimes we play below the level we're capable of.

"We need to be more consistent."

The Saints (10-4) are averaging 32.9 points at home, with five of their wins by double-digits, including against playoff hopefuls Dallas and Arizona. They're averaging

just 18.4 points on the road, with the three wins by eight, four and two points.

They missed their first chance to clinch a playoff berth by a mile, making it look respectable with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

"This is not a 'show up on Sunday and play' sport," offensive tackle Zack Strief said. "So, when you go on the field and put that on tape and play like we have on the road, it's absolutely concerning."


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