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NFL Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams

07 January, 2018, 09:02 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Falcons QB Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in his 10-year career but hasn’t had the consistent postseason success to match his career stats

The TD catch was Jones' ninth reception of the game and boosted the former Foley High School star's yardage for the playoff contest to 94.

The Falcons held the ball for almost 38 minutes, scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run by Davonta Freeman and four Matt Bryant field goals to take a 19-10 lead into the fourth quarter. Ryan hasn't enjoyed the kind of seamless production that made him the league MVP last season, yet he likes the team's chances - even though the offense has scored just two touchdowns over the last 2 weeks.

"If we do that, and we're locked in for practice and walkthroughs, that's going to give us the best chance to be successful".

With 19 seconds left in the third, Atlanta leads 19-10.

Atlanta begins the defense of the NFC crown it won last season on Saturday night, as the Falcons head to Los Angeles to take on the NFC West Division champion Rams in the Wild Card round. He also posted a new personal best in yards per catch (13.9).

Atlanta knocked off the third-seeded Rams 26-13 Saturday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum in the wild-card round and will move on to face the top-seeded Eagles in Philadelphia next Saturday. Matt Bryant hit four field goals, two beyond 50 yards.

The Falcons benefited from the Rams' miscues on special teams to take an early 13-0 lead.

Quinn was the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida when Gurley II starred as a freshman at Georgia in 2012, and in the rivalry game that year in Jacksonville, it was the Bulldogs, led by 118 yards and a touchdown from Gurley II, that upset then No. 3 Florida 17-9.

Goff finished 24 of 45 for 259 yards. Jared Goff had a nice 25-yard pass to Robert Woods but the Rams' drive fizzled on an incompletion by Goff and a drop by Todd Gurley. Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are still a tough tandem to defend, but both have missed time with concussions.

Atlanta reached last year's Super Bowl before losing to the New England Patriots.

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