LOS ANGELES-- NFL scoring leader Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals for the 8-3 Rams, who earned their fifth victory in six games.
For the first time since 2006, this revitalized franchise is guaranteed not to finish the regular season with a losing record.
Los Angeles turned in a gritty defensive effort against the high-scoring Saints, holding Drew Brees to 246 yards passing - just 96 in the first three quarters - and sacking him three times.
Alvin Kamara made an early 74-yard touchdown run and a late TD reception for the 8-3 Saints, who finally lost for the first time since Sept. 17.
Jared Goff, stingy defense lead LA Rams past Saints, 26-20