Going into Week 8, the New Orleans Saints were coming off a very lopsided 62-7 victory over the lowly Indianapolis Colts. Their next opponent was the equally pathetic—and winless—St. Louis Rams.
The Rams were coming into the game after getting blown out by the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 in Cowboys Stadium and without their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford.
But a funny thing happened on Sunday.
Rams running back Steven Jackson turned back the clock and ran all over the Saints' defense for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
The Rams' defense also sacked rarely-touched Drew Brees six times and intercepted him twice, one was returned for a touchdown. At the end of the game, the scoreboard read 31-21 in favor of the Rams.
The Rams were the home team in this game, but the Arizona Cardinals weren't in theirs. The 1-6 Cardinals were almost able to beat the Ravens in Baltimore, but couldn't finish it out even after going up 24-3.
The 0-6 Miami Dolphins, on the road, almost came away with their first victory against the New York Giants also, had it not been for a late fourth-quarter Giants touchdown.
Here are five road teams that may shock the world and pull off an upset in Week 9.