Julio Jones, Falcons Upset Rams to Advance in NFC Playoffs

Rams running back Todd Gurley breaks away from two Colts defenders to pick up yards on Sept. 10

As a team, the Rams have just 21 postseason games under their belt, which is by far the fewest in the NFC.

Here are NJ Advance Media's picks and predictions for the game. "I thought it would be a difference in the second half and certainly it was".

There are obvious concerns for the Rams entering this game, beginning with their lack of experience in big games.

The defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons went across the country and upset the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams to set up a showdown with the Eagles next Saturday night in the Divisional Round at Lincoln Financial Field (4:35 p.m. on NBC).

Gurley is the best back in the NFL and is a bigger, stronger version of Marshall Faulk and led the league in yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns. "It's about giving yourself the opportunity this time of the year to compete and play in games like this and win games like this". After that season, Quinn jumped back into the coaching ranks in the NFL, and he remembers scouting Gurley II when he declared for the 2015 NFL Draft. "So he had kind of the combination of the make you miss and the ability to kind of size you up and run you over".

The Eagles last faced the Falcons in a November 2016 regular-season matchup and won by a score of 24-15.

Atlanta Falcons fans cheer for Matt Ryan and Julio Jones while the Falcons prepare to play the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles.


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