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Game Preview: St. Louis Rams To Host New Orleans Saints

Posted Dec 11, 2013

-- Previously scheduled for a noon kickoff, the game has been flexed to 3:25 p.m. --

The St. Louis Rams will host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 3:25 p.m.  The game, which was originally scheduled to begin at noon was adjusted by the NFL as part of the league’s “flexible scheduling” and will now be seen by a wider national television audience as part of Fox’s national doubleheader. The doors to the Edward Jones Dome will open at 2 p.m. A limited number of tickets remain, and can be purchased at www.stlouisrams.com/tickets, by calling 314-RAMS-TIX or at the Edward Jones Dome box office starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The game is sponsored by Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers and will air on KTVI-FOX 2 in St. Louis. The game will also be broadcast on 101 ESPN. Below are some of the highlights taking place:

Rams to Recognize NFL PLAY 60

As the team celebrates its PLAY 60 game on Sunday, the Rams will welcome PLAY 60 ambassadors who have taken the pledge to live a healthy life. PLAY 60 is a league-wide effort to fight childhood obesity by encouraging kids to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The 50 PLAY 60 ambassadors will help the cheerleaders form the player tunnel during team introductions.

As part of the PLAY 60 game, the first 15,000 kids ages 14 and under to enter the Edward Jones Dome will receive PLAY 60 eye black stickers.

In partnership with Centene, 1,000 youth will be invited to participate in a PLAY 60 post-game event. Youth age 14 and under will be able to access the field following the conclusion of the game and participate in PLAY 60 activities including kicking a field goal and catching a touchdown pass. Registration for the post game event will be located in the concourse outside of sections 141, 340 and 440.

Area Youth to Participate in Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

In conjunction with the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiatives, the Rams will host a Punt, Pass & Kick competition prior to Sunday’s game. The top four scorers from all the first-place finalists in each age division from the St. Louis community will compete. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 6-15. With more than three million boys and girls from around the country taking part in the PPK competition every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs. The winners of Sunday’s competition will advance to the national finals, which will be held at an NFL Playoff game in January.

Rams to Recognize Marc Bulger

As part of Rams Legends, the Rams will welcome back two-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Marc Bulger. After making his NFL debut in 2002 for the Rams, Bulger went on to throw for over twenty thousand yards and 122 touchdowns in a Rams uniform.  In 2003, he was named the Pro Bowl MVP.  Bulger also holds the NFL record for reaching 1,000 completions faster than any quarterback in NFL history.

St. Louis Rams Official Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park

The Bud Light Tailgate Party at Baer Park is located on Broadway directly across from the Edward Jones Dome. Every 2013 home game features one of St. Louis’ top bands and this Sunday at 12 p.m. Funky Butt Brass Band will take the stage. Fans can also enjoy appearances from Rams Cheerleaders and reduced pricing on food and beverages as well as an interactive kids’ corner. 100 percent of proceeds from the Destination Dessert Truck stationed at Baer Park will benefit the Center for Head Injuries and Autism. Baer Park will also feature a mobile team store where Rams merchandise will be available for purchase, including NFL-approved all-clear Rams Tote bags.

The tailgate party will extend to the McGuire lot located north of the Edward Jones Dome and the Trailway’s lot located at Broadway and Lucas. Rams partners Russo’s Catering and Sub Zero will be offering on-site vending of their products at the McGuire lot and Trailway’s lot respectively and Bud Light Build A Bar will be offering reduced price beer specials at all three lots.

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