Last season, they fell flat in a wild-card loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
"Playing a game of that magnitude in a stadium that small is a big issue to a lot of people around here", one league source said of Dignity Health Sports Park. Some of these rankings might surprise you but this is an honest opinion of where these eight teams rate headed into this week's games.
The Rams now await the victor of the divisional-round matchup Sunday between the NFC's top-seeded New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles before they make their first appearance in an NFC Championship Game since 2001.
The Patriots were the only team in the National Football League to go 8-0 at home this season which would make this game seem like a sure win for them, right? "That's kind of what's special about it, is to be able to see guys have that success and then be a part of it and be able to share it with them".More news: How Much Liverpool Will Miss Out On If Coutinho Leaves This Month
This season Donald became just the fifth player since at least 1993 to record 20-plus sacks, force four-plus fumbles and recover at least two fumbles. Mahomes has had an fantastic first year as a starter and they have weapons all over the place, but the defense can be run on and that can be a tough obstacle to overcome at playoff time. He had 46 yards rushing before leaving late in the fourth quarter with a hip injury.
"Jared Goff showed his athleticism tonight", McVay said, chuckling.
The offense collectively couldn't find a rhythm in the first half, running only 23 plays to the Rams' 45.
Anderson finished with 123 yards and two touchdowns, and ended up with 23 carries to Gurley's 16. The Rams piled up 273 yards rushing Saturday. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up almost $4,000. Gurley rushed for 115 yards and really put the game away in the second quarter with his 35-yard scamper for six (watch here).More news: NYC mayor: We’ll be first USA city to mandate paid vacation
"You could feel the energy all week", Reid said. "But this ain't s--. We have such confidence we're going to win every single game". "Keep winning. We gotta keep winning".
On a night that saw Gurley on the sideline for some extended periods of time, veteran C.J. Anderson was so money for the Rams. Anderson, whom the Rams signed on December 18 to provide depth to an injury-struck position group, continued his late-season dominance.
It also should be noted that the New Orleans Saints come with the second-highest implied team total of the weekend (29.50), meaning they should move the ball early and often. And the Philadelphia Eagles will try to contain Drew Brees and the Saints' aerial attack in the late game. Now the Eagles are in the hands of Nick Foles who rallied the team to their Super Bowl win a year ago. L.A. fell to the Bears in Week 14.More news: Police Officer Natalie Corona of Arbuckle gunned down
After the Saints, the Chiefs and Rams have the next shortest Super Bowl odds at 4/1. They have a future Hall of Fame Quarterback in Drew Brees, a Head Coach that has won a Super Bowl, a solid defense and they can run the ball. "We get the opportunity to play here next week and we're coming in with that mentality", Mahomes said.