Rams defy the media naysayers, advance to the NFC Championship Game

Mae Harvey
January 14, 2019

While Jags are no longer in play, there are still several teams that students can root for.

One of the players in action this divisional round that McClure is building his NFL Playoff Challenge lineup around: Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes picked apart Indianapolis in his post-season debut, while the Chiefs' defence answered their critics in the 31-13 win. Now the Eagles are in the hands of Nick Foles who rallied the team to their Super Bowl win previous year.

The Indianapolis Colts on the other hand may be the most risky team in the playoffs right now. Teams like the Colts that get hot at the end of the regular season are teams that can shake up the playoffs and make a run.

The Chiefs had been plagued by defensive penalties most of the season but against the Colts they had just one - a pass interference call against Ward with 41 seconds remaining. For the AFC West Champions, this season is a surprise just getting a first-round bye.

With Indy a 5.0-point underdog, game script projects to swing toward Luck and the passing game. Still, Los Angeles hung tough by scoring 35 points of its own, taking it down to the wire until Michael Thomas' 72-yard touchdown with 3:52 to play.

The Eagles trailed 24-7 at halftime, and the game was essentially over after the first drive of the third quarter when the Saints took a 24-point lead. With big-time players like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Keenan Allen and Rob Gronkowski, White is expecting plenty of points in this game, so confidently lock in the over as an important part of your Sunday NFL parlay.

The Rams are one win away from another Super Bowl trip after McVay's high-flying, inventive offense largely kept it on the ground, methodically punishing the Cowboys' normally sturdy run defense with their unlikely running back tandem.

For the Rams, they'd execute an offensive game plan that saw them use two running backs wear down a solid Dallas defense.

This is surprisingly my favorite game this weekend.

Allen tweeted early Sunday morning that his auto got stuck in the snow before the Chiefs' playoff game against the Colts on Saturday and that a man named Dave helped him get unstuck without realizing he played for the Chiefs. However, in an awesome matchup, a $100 bet on Brees eclipsing 290.5 passing yards nets $92.59. This is a team that can compete with and beat anyone in the league, especially on the road, and find themselves in a spot to make a significant push in this playoffs. "That's the only focus, and now we're one step closer". ESPN highlights that the Colts are 6-0 this year against the spread (ATS) in six games they've played against a team with a winning record.

"We're going to enjoy it", Goff said. New Orleans Saints, features last year's Super Bowl-winning quarterback - the Eagles' Nick Foles - and Drew Brees, the Saints' 39-year-old quarterback who led the franchise to a Super Bowl championship in 2010.

Let's see who Madden thinks will advance to next week's Conference Championship games.

"We got the heater over here, and then we're going to grill some food", Chiefs fan Trey Alejos said. The Saints were tied for the NFL's best record at 13-3, and they clinched the NFC's No.1 seed a week before the regular season ended.

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