Rams lack National Football League playoff experience but not confidence

Erica Murray
January 8, 2018

Coupled with one of the league's best pass rushes, led by potential NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald, and the Rams have the pieces necessary to return to the playoffs in 2019 and learn from their experience in 2018. In his rookie season as head coach, the Rams' record improved from 4-12 to 11-5, earning them a division title.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan warms up for the team's NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles.

McVay will be honored during the 13th annual L.A. Sports Awards on February 6 at the Beverly Hilton.

One of the factors that usually plays a big role in deciding which team wins a playoff game is turnovers, and the Falcons hope their three-takeaway performance against the Panthers can carry over to Saturday's game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Los Angeles Rams finish the season with 11 wins and 6 losses, exceeding all expectations after finishing just 4-12 a year ago. The Falcons are a wild-card team. "It can make such a difference in the game, more options for the offense".

Goff, who looked to struggle early on, finished 24 of 45, for 259 yards and 1 touchdown, while running back Todd Gurley would finish a strong 2017 campaign with 101 yards on 14 carries. PFF previews the top player matchups of this win-or-go-home game.

The touchdown reception was the seventh for Jones in eight postseason games.

"It was actually my first year [in Atlanta], so I remember him really well", Quinn said. For a guy who had his size, he had exceptional ability to put his foot in the ground and accelerate out. After last week's game, Rams coaches weren't sure he'd be able to play.

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