Rams WR Robert Woods doesn’t believe Saints crowd will have impact on NFC title game
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods spoke about this Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints and does not seem to be phased about playing on the road. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is one of the louder stadiums in the NFL and Saints fans have a lot to cheer up about to this point. Woods is aware of the surroundings he’s about to face as the Rams were just in New Orleans in Week 9.
Pro Football Talk’s Curtis Crabtree reported Woods’ statement about playing this Sunday in New Orleans.
“We know it’s going to be a great atmosphere – it’s a championship game at their place. They’re going to be telling their fans, ‘Be loud and show up’. But, as expected, the game is in between the lines, not outside. The crowd shouldn’t have an impact and it won’t have an impact.”
Woods was fantastic this season with the Rams and was the team’s leading receiver for 2018 with 1,219 yards on 86 receptions. Woods also accounted for six receiving touchdowns, which tied Cooper Kupp’s total.
Woods stressed that he isn’t worried about being on the road and facing a boisterous Saints crowd. All he is concerned about is how he and his teammates will play this Sunday regardless of any crowd noise trying to distract them.
“Yeah, completely blocked out, in my own world. You literally, you’re not hearing the fans or the crowd until after the play. Possibly, since we’re playing away, hopefully it’s silent when we’re making these plays. Just keep their fans quiet. Keep making plays. Keep scoring touchdowns. Make that stadium ours.”