Rams-Saints moved to later start

SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints will play their Dec. 15 matchup at 4:25 p.m. EST instead of the originally scheduled 1 p.m. EST start time, the NFL announced Monday morning.

The Rams had been scheduled to play their final two home games at the Edward Jones Dome in the early time slot, but the league has flexible scheduling late in the season which allows it to shift games around. Rams-Saints was one of the games chosen to be moved.

Clearly, the Rams-Saints matchup doesn't have the cache it would if the Rams were firmly in the playoff mix, but the Saints could find themselves in position to wrap up the NFC South division or further solidify their spot in the NFC playoff picture.