Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Eagles will face Falcons in Divisional Round after Rams exit playoffs early

Matt Bryant proves to be money once again in Falcons' playoff win over Rams Eagles will face Falcons in Divisional Round after Rams exit playoffs early
Isaac Mcdaniel | 07 January, 2018, 08:10

Los Angeles scored the final 10 points of the second quarter to cut Atlanta's lead to 13-10 at half-time.

Here are the four biggest storylines heading into Saturday's wild-card matchup.

Jared Goff made a few fantastic throws, but he was wildly inconsistent.

Ryan and the offense continued to miss on some red zone opportunities, although they converted the one that counted most with the touchdown to Jones. In the last game he played this season, a Week 16 win for the Rams against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Gurley II became just the third player in National Football League history to have at least 100 yards rushing and 150 yards receiving in the same game, joining Ollie Matson (1954) and Herschel Walker (1986). They finished 2017 ranked in the top 10 in both scoring and yards allowed.

The young Rams served notice of their enormous potential with a 42-7 shellacking of the Seahawks - who had won the NFC West three of the previous four years - in Seattle two weeks ago.

The Rams are now led by 31-year-old Sean McVay, who grew up near Atlanta, and a roster of playmakers, including former Georgia Bulldog Todd Gurley.

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The Rams eventually settled down, but the early deficit was too large to overcome. If not for an inconsequential missed field goal at the end of the Seahawks' game on Sunday, it would have been the Falcons' three-point victory in Seattle on November 20 that would have proved the tiebreaker. Leading the charge was Aaron Donald. The offensive line hasn't been as stout despite another Pro Bowl season from center Alex Mack.

The Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams were NFC West rivals from 1970 through 1994.

Last year, it was Atlanta who had the all-conquering offence - what a difference a 12 months makes in the NFL.

Their reward is a trip to face the hottest young team in football in the Los Angeles Rams. Quarterback Matt Ryan, who hails from Exton, Pennsylvania and played his high school ball at Philadelphia's Penn Charter, won NFL MVP honors but completed just 18 of 33 passes for 267 yards that day with a touchdown and an interception for a season-low 78.7 passer rating. Teammate Robert Woods paced the receivers with 142 yards on nine receptions.

Los Angeles can not afford to let Julio Jones get hot early in this game, otherwise all they'll be doing is playing catch up and hoping for a stop to try and get back in control of things.

Wade Phillips, the well-traveled but long successful defensive coordinator for the Rams, said of the Falcons earlier this week: "They've kind of hit their stride here at the end of the year, as far as their offense goes".

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