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The Falcons’ ability to get to Jared Goff could be crucial in the Wild Card game matchup

The Falcons’ ability to get to Jared Goff could be crucial in the Wild Card game matchup

Robert Woods caught nine passes for 142 yards for the NFC West champion Rams (11-6), but rookie Cooper Kupp scored the Rams' only touchdown late in the first half.

Rams tickets - and lots of them - are reportedly still available for this Saturday's Wild Card game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Despite all the punchlines, the Rams hardly have reason to hang their heads.

Here's what makes these Saints such a fascinating team: the 38-year-old Brees threw for just 4,335 yards (his lowest total since 2005) and 23 TDs (lowest since 2003), but was the league's most accurate passer with a record-breaking 72 per cent completion rate. That trio alone already gives them an excellent long-term foundation for sustainable winning.

The Falcons got two more field goals from Matt Bryant to take a 19-10 lead against the Rams in their wild-card game.

"I don't see a whole lot of difference, except the Super Bowl is the one that stands out from all the other playoff games, as opposed to the big games you play during the year".

Chelsea close to signing Everton's Barkley for £15m, according to reports
Everton manager Sam Allardyce had confirmed on Thursday that Barkley's departure from Merseyside is just a matter of when, not if. It will mean the player is leaving Goodison Park after 13 years, having joined Everton as an 11-year-old in 2005.

The Rams, then located in St. Louis, was ending their era of the Greatest Show on Turf. The Falcons have allowed the most receiving yards to opposing running backs, which should play right into Gurley's hands. "I'm lucky to be where I am", Phillips said recently.

Atlanta meanwhile will move on to play the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend.

On paper, Philadelphia may seem like they would have an advantage facing an Atlanta team as the No. 6 seed, but also keep in mind this is a team on a mission looking to redeem themselves after suffering the worst Super Bowl collapse in National Football League history last February when they blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots.

Phillips knew he could work with McVay based on the young coach's relationship with Phillips' son, Wes, who served as McVay's tight ends coach for the previous three seasons while McVay ran the Washington Redskins' offense. While the Rams will have some questions to solve on defense, offense won't be an issue moving into 2018. The offensive line hasn't been as stout despite another Pro Bowl season from center Alex Mack.

According to the report, attendance at Rams games during the 2017 season was down approximately 25 percent from 2016. Leading the charge was Aaron Donald.

Pharoh Cooper, another Rams reserve wide receiver who also serves as LA's primary kickoff and punt return man, has a shoulder injury that had coaches concerned, especially since he was unable to practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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