Gurley, Anderson run Rams to NFC Championship Game

Gurley, Anderson run Rams to NFC Championship Game

Four-hundred-and seventy miles from New Orleans to Atlanta.

What factors should we be watching as these teams square off? "Playoff wins are hard to come by, let alone wins in the NFL".

Do the Chiefs have the defense to contain Andrew Luck and the Colts?

But Dee Ford forced Andrew Luck to fumble two plays later. The main matchups I cannot wait to witness is Mack vs the Chiefs' DL and if the Colts' secondary can keep up with Mahomes. But they were getting beaten up toward the end of the season and in their outing against Baltimore they weren't exactly burning up the track. 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.

Now he travels to the dominant New Orleans Saints who are the favorite to win the Super Bowl at the moment. The Colts should keep this one close and tight thanks to the weather that could force both teams to rely more on the run.

Crunching the numbers, our projections have Luck slated for 316.82 passing yards, which gives him slightly more than 11 yards of value on his player prop.

The turn is the playoffs themselves, the unpredictable and capricious tournament that demands so much from the so-called "best team" and offers so little in terms of guarantees.

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Sean McVay's Rams offense will have to be at its best against a fearsome Dallas defense that held the New Orleans Saints to 10 points in a Week 13 victory, but on the other side the Cowboys will have little hope of putting up points themselves if they can not stop Los Angeles' star defensive tackle Aaron Donald from disrupting their passing attack. But this game swung on a few plays, with perhaps the biggest being a fourth down stop by the Rams defense as they somehow managed to prevent Zeke Elliot from gaining just one needed yard. In the AFC, young phenom Pat Mahomes makes his first playoff start as the Chiefs battle the Colts.

Teammate Phillip Dorsett senses the opposite of rustiness: "Having a week off from football, it's tough, but a lot of guys wanted to go back out there, it's a big game coming up ... definitely excited to go out there and start playing".

You can stream the game online via FOX Sports Go. Drew Brees has been playing an incredible year with a staggering 115.7 QBR.

"Coach called a great play, everybody did their job, and all I had to do was just cut one time and just run", Gurley said of the touchdown. If that happens, all bets are off.

This is Prescott's second shot at a divisional win after Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers stole the first with some last-second magic. I have already talked about Mahomes' greatness in past posts, but he is just stunning. I'll hold my nose and pick the Patriots over the Chargers 27-21. They've won their last eight at Gillette Stadium, and their last loss came against Baltimore on January 20, 2013. That means the two teams play twice a year in the regular season.

That would be when the Rams (13-3) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6), who eliminated Seattle in the wild-card round. They became the 24th team since 1940 to rush for 200-plus yards in a road playoff game, and the third to do so since 2010.