Rams, Chiefs cruise into conference championship games

Carrie Guzman
January 13, 2019

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Negative pass to Austin - All eyes were on the former Rams' first-round pick Tavon Austin to make a big play against his former team. Both quarterbacks have been playing incredibly well.

Even when the Colts caught a break and Sammy Watkins fumbled the ball to them late in the third quarter, they were quick to give it back.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum would serve as host if the AFC title game is moved from Dignity Health Sports Park, though the Los Angeles Rams could also host the NFC title game.

Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman pointed out on Twitter that Nick Foles, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes all played their high school ball in the Lone Star State. The Saints play host to the Philadelphia Eagles, the reigning Super bowl champions, and must knock Philadelphia out of the postseason tournament to advance themselves. Wilson points out that New Orleans and Philadelphia played in Week 11 and the Saints had their way with the Eagles, winning 48-7. Kansas City's stoppers have gotten a lot of negative attention this season, but they've surrendered just 18 points per game at Arrowhead Stadium. "That's what's special about it is to be able to see guys that have success, talking about a guy like Andrew Whitworth that's been playing as long as he has".

"It was just fun - big boys played really great up front", Anderson said.

The Chiefs have a guy, too - Patrick Mahomes - and that's a pretty strong counterargument. Elliott won the rushing title for the second time in three years, but Gurley was sidelined late in the schedule by a knee injury.

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Addressing the cameras, Israel said he is eager to get his job back to build upon his accomplishments and "complete the mission". He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017 .

The next matchup sees the Dallas Cowboys heading to LA to take on the Rams.

But what won the game was McVay's savvy in almost abandoning his signature, high-flying offense and instead relying heavily on the run against a Cowboys defense that last week decisively shut down the NFL's top rushing team in the Seattle Seahawks.

LOS ANGELES- Everything gets amplified in the playoffs. Gurley led the league in touchdowns with 21, 17 rushing.

"O-line did a great job", Gurley said. "But this ain't s--". We are going to go against the public who is pounding Philly to cover the 8 point spread and back Drew Brees and Sean Peyton to get a decisive win over the Eagles. "I just know how special this team is and how special this season has been".

"He's been running his tail off and doing everything right", Goff said. And this week, having both of them, that's special. Anyone who you had in your lineup last week gives you double points in the Divisional Round, so patience could pay off in a huge way. But after taking down Baltimore last week, Los Angeles is tasked with beating a New England team that hasn't lost many home playoff games during the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. L.A. fell to the Bears in Week 14.

After the Saints, the Chiefs and Rams have the next shortest Super Bowl odds at 4/1. They have what it takes to win in the playoffs. The first game pits a wild-card victor with a better record against a team that's no stranger to playing in the Super Bowl. "We were good with the cadence this week and we're going to try to translate that to next week". "Enjoy the moment, prepare our ass off and do everything we can".

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