Rams advance to NFC championship game; will Saints join them?


Extra time to strategize, particularly against an unfamiliar opponent, is a bonus.

The game will be on FOX.

"It's incredible. We are actually going sledding after this, so this is just kind of a nice little pregame action".

The Chiefs don't really care who earns the right to visit them Sunday.

Jared Goff passed for 186 yards and spent much of the night handing off, but the gangly quarterback improbably scrambled 11 yards for a first down with 1:51 to play, essentially wrapping up his first playoff victory. The Packers also gave up more passing yards and total yards than Kansas City did this season.

The NFL could move the AFC Championship Game to an alternate venue if the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts win their road games this weekend. Are the Chiefs, Patriots or Saints in need of some WD-40? "We're locked in now".

The Saints are as healthy as they can expect to be after five months of hand-to-hand grappling with other teams going back to the preseason. In fact, the Colts didn't score on offense until Luck hit T.Y. Hilton with 5:31 left in the game.

Mahomes also helped teammate Darrel Williams find the end zone on the game's final touchdown. Kansas City averaged an NFL-best 35.3 points per game; Indy only reached 35 points three times all season.

These franchises have split eight postseason games, and the Rams are the most frequent playoff opponent for Dallas. It would certainly be a very unusual experience, but one that would be necessary to best accommodate the two games that will decide which teams will appear in Super Bowl LIII.

The Rams, despite statistical evidence to the contrary, presented a major challenge to the Cowboys' run game.

There was considerably more excitement in the Rams win over the Cowboys.

"It means a lot for this team", McVay said.

On Sunday, we first see the LA Chargers take on the dynasty of the New England Patriots.

It was previously reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that concerns about the Chargers hosting the AFC championship in a 30,000-seat venue could prompt the National Football League to relocate the game from Dignity Health Sports Park. There is concern about leading rusher Melvin Gordon, who hurt his knee in Baltimore. With a loss this weekend, Rivers will have one child per loss to Brady. There often have been gaping holes in New England's coverages, while the Chargers have an All-Pro in rookie safety Derwin James, and another standout back there in Desmond King.

Player props closely mirror the game of fantasy football, allowing people to stay involved in a familiar way. He guided the Eagles to the championship and was Super Bowl MVP past year after replacing an injured Carson Wentz. They have struggled on the road. And the Philadelphia Eagles will try to contain Drew Brees and the Saints' aerial attack in the late game. Drew Brees has been playing an incredible year with a staggering 115.7 QBR. As for KC, the Chiefs are well-rested coming off their bye.

Worth focusing on: Again, the secondaries. The glory is intoxicating, especially for the Saints and their devoted followers who have dreams of not only winning a second Super Bowl in a decade but doing so with a Choppa-style dance on the middle of the hated Atlanta Falcons home field, site of this year's super game.