Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams: Matt Ryan and Co eager for Super Bowl return but must take down Todd Gurley in LA

ATLANTA needed to wait till week 17 to safe their place in the play-offs and keep on target to succeed in the Super Bowl for a second straight yr.

Many groups would have crumbled the season after surrendering a 25-level Super Bowl lead in one of many largest collapses in US sport historical past.

 Todd Gurley has been in sensational form to lead the Rams to the playoffs

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Todd Gurley has been in sensational type to steer the Rams to the playoffs

Add to that a transfer to a brand new stadium and the time it takes to get accustomed to a brand new residence, and dropping offensive co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan to San Francisco.

It's testomony to the Falcons' toughness and management that they discover themselves again in the play-offs this yr with a ten-6 report regardless of being stricken by inconsistency.

Their reward is a visit to face the most well liked younger group in soccer in the Los Angeles Rams.

After a four-12 season final yr that noticed head coach Jeff Fisher sacked, 31-yr-previous Sean McVay has turned this franchise on it's head.

Led by operating again Todd Gurley, 23, and quarterback Jared Goff, 23, the Rams have grow to be the very best scoring workforce in soccer.

Final yr, it was Atlanta who had the all-conquering offence – what a distinction a 12 months makes in the NFL.

Saturday night time's conflict on the LA Coliseum is predicted to be the tie of the spherical.

 Sean McVay has brought the Rams offence alive since being appointed head coach last year

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Sean McVay has introduced the Rams offence alive since being appointed head coach final yr
 Atlanta lost a heart-breaking Super Bowl against New England last year

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Atlanta misplaced a coronary heart-breaking Super Bowl towards New England final yr

Each side have an abundance of offensive expertise, but the Rams in all probability have the sting defensively and could have the all necessary house benefit.

But Atlanta have the play-off expertise, gamers who’ve been there and finished it, and a aspect that’s hungry to set the document straight after a humiliating loss to the New England Patriots in Houston final February.

 Because the No 6 seed in the NFC play-offs, Atlanta should win three video games on the street in the event that they need to make it again to the Super Bowl at US Financial institution Stadium in Minneapolis on February four.
 Matt Ryan hopes Atlanta can make another run to the Super Bowl

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Matt Ryan hopes Atlanta could make one other run to the Super Bowl

But when there's a Wild Card group able to doing so, it’s these dogged and decided Falcons with Houston chip on their shoulder.

This recreation might be about which defence can sluggish down the opposite aspect's dashing assault.

Todd Gurley has been nothing in need of sensational this season and might win the league's MVP prize the night time earlier than the Super Bowl.

But Atlanta have top-of-the-line two-headed monsters the league has seen in current years with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

Whichever ream runs the ball higher will doubtless seize management on the LA Coliseum.

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ATLANTA needed to wait till week 17 to safe their place in the play-offs and keep on target to succeed in the Super Bowl for a second straight yr.

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