The NFC takes center stage as the Los Angeles Rams host the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round of the 2018 NFL playoff
The upstart Rams have a tough test ahead of them, needing to vanquish last year’s conference champion to move on to the Divisional Round. It has the potential to be a great battle, although oddsmakers are expecting Los Angeles to advance rather easily.
But as we all know, That isn’t what happens all the time.
If the Rams are going to win their first playoff game since January 2005, they’re going to have to beat the team they lost to the last time they were in the playoffs: the Atlanta Falcons.
If the Falcons are going to win on Saturday, it’s likely going to be because Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman put up huge numbers. If the Rams have had one weakness this season, it’s stopping the run. They gave up 122.4 yards per game on the season, which ranked 28th in the NFL. If Freeman and Coleman get going, that will open things up for Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ passing offense.