Falcons vs Rams Live Stream Online,The Los Angeles Rams are newbies to this playoff stuff. The Atlanta Falcons hope to erase a bad memory from their playoff run last season. The Rams hope to continue their magical season by ending the Falcons hopes of returning to the Super Bowl when they host Atlanta in a Wild Card playoff game on Saturday (5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. ET, KGW-8, NBC).
What: Los Angeles Rams vs Atlanta Falcons (NFC Wild Card playoff)
When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles California
The defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons will face the upstart Los Angeles Rams in an NFC wild-card matchup Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.
Atlanta got hot in the second half of the regular season, winning six out of eight games to hold off the Seattle Seahawks and obtain the NFC’s final playoff spot.
After finishing 4-12 in 2016, Los Angeles thrived in 2017 under new head coach Sean McVay. The Rams improved to 11-5 and won the NFC West by two games.
Per OddsShark, the third-seeded Rams are 5.5-point favorites over the sixth-seeded Falcons in a game with a 48-point over/under total.
The NFL playoffs are back in Los Angeles, and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum will play host for the first time since January 7, 1979, a span of nearly 40 years.
The young upstart Rams, fresh off one of the greatest single season turnarounds in sports history, will play the reigning NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, in an NFC Wild Card matchup on Saturday night.
The Rams are led by the youngest head coach in NFL history to take his team to the playoffs in 31-year-old Sean McVay, and will be guided by a 23-year-old sophomore quarterback in Jared Goff.
So to say that the Rams are inexperienced is an understatement to say the least.
“I don’t think it is a concern,” McVay said at practice during the week. “When I say that, I have a whole lot of respect for experience and what that does and the value that it provides. But I do think that we’ve got a confident group, a mature group for a young football team.”
On the other side of the ball is the experienced and veteran-laden Falcons. One year removed from arguably the greatest collapse in Super Bowl history.
Atlanta has had their share of ups and downs in 2018. After losing their offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers, and their quarterbacks coach, Matt LaFleur to the Rams, the Falcons had to replace a lot of coaches on the staff this season.
One of those coaches is new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian who fans in Hollywood know well from his troubled days as the head coach of the USC Trojans before he was fired for showing up to a practice drunk and disorderly.
Sarkisian struggled early in the season and the Falcons offense suffered. However, Atlanta has won four of their last six games, including victories over the Saints and Panthers, to playoff teams out of the NFC South.
The Falcons are led by reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan, who is more than ready to shed the demons from a 28-3 disintegration that occurred in front of the world on national television.
“I love the resiliency and the toughness of this team,” Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. “When you’ve been through some of the fire together, you come out the other side stronger as a brotherhood.”
The first step in the Falcons journey of a redemption trip back to the Super Bowl begins in Los Angeles, where the Rams franchise will be playing in it’s first prime-time game of the season, and their first playoff game in Southern California since 1986 when they shutout the Dallas Cowboys, 20-0 at Anaheim Stadium.
The Rams expect a packed house within the friendly confines of the Coliseum as they reportedly have sold over 70,000 tickets for the game (the Coliseum’s capacity is over 90,000, but they lowered the capacity in order to improve the overall fan experience).
“It’s definitely a cool thing,” Goff said. “After football has been gone here for so long and we came back year two and being able to bring a playoff game to the Coliseum is very cool.”
Celebrities across Tinseltown are expected to come out to the game, which should feature a star-studded atmosphere as the Rams look to advance to the second round of the NFC Playoffs in a rematch from earlier in the season with the Minnesota Vikings.