Rams lack National Football League playoff experience but not confidence

Rams lack National Football League playoff experience but not confidence

Rams lack National Football League playoff experience but not confidence

But Ryan has his team back in the postseason despite a big dropoff in points and yards.

Atlanta reached last year's Super Bowl before losing to the New England Patriots. January 7, 1979, was the last time the Rams held a postseason game in L.A. They moved their home games to Anaheim Stadium the following season, and the franchise moved to St. Louis in 1995. The Falcons got the kickoff to open the second half and, behind Matt Ryan, used half of the third quarter on a 16-play, 76-yard drive capped by Bryant's 25-yarder.

Goff finished 24 of 45 for 259 yards.

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.

The Rams eventually settled down, but the early deficit was too large to overcome.

When asked about his biggest surprise this season, Phillips quipped: "Aaron Donald". 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. But Cooper was feeling better on Friday and was a full participant in practice, which has Rams coaches believing he will be available to play on Saturday. Atlanta is the playoff savvy team here but they are a much different team and I think the Rams just have the swagger this season and with Gurley good to go I think he makes the difference and gives the Rams a close cover.

The Los Angeles Rams haven't been to the playoffs in 13 years.

You can watch the National Football League playoffs on Sky this year as they'll be broadcasting all the games live. The fact they're the only NFC team from last year's postseason to make it in speaks to the volatility of such things, but when a team goes to the Super Bowl and leads the National Football League in scoring and, well, nearly slams New England for the championship, it enters the following season with a certain expectation level.

And nothing symbolized a team poised for the moment than reigning MVP Matt Ryan's 8-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Julio Jones with five minutes left in regulation.

Former Buffalo Bills receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins have found a home in Los Angeles. That helped set up plenty of opportunities for Jones, who had nine catches for 94 yards.

But if Manuel's defence can shut down the Rams run game and control possession offensively, the Falcons will have a chance to upset high-flying L.A. on the road.

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