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Falcons vs. Rams Wild Card Round channel, odds, announcers, game time

The #6 seed Falcons will travel to face the #3 Rams in a tough Wild Card matchup.

NFL: DEC 11 Falcons at Rams Photo by Kevin Reece/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

They did it. The Atlanta Falcons made the playoffs. They did it despite being one of the most frustrating playoff-caliber Falcons teams I can remember, and despite the fact that the NFC South was unusually great this year, even by its own lofty standards. The division sent three teams to the playoffs, and the Falcons squeaked in as the #6 seed after dispatching the Panthers in Week 17 and watching Seattle lose. Either one of those would have done the trick, but hey, bonus!

Their reward is an opportunity to face a tough Rams team on the road, in what is anything but a cakewalk matchup for Atlanta. The Falcons will have to play stellar run defense to contain Todd Gurley, be disciplined to keep a potent Rams passing attack in check, and incredibly effective blocking to keep Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers out of the backfield. It’s a winnable matchup—every single one in the NFC is, honestly—but Atlanta’s not going to squeak by if they play their usual brand of error-filled, opportunity-squandering ball.

Here’s the essential information for tomorrow night’s game. Are you excited?

#6 Atlanta Falcons vs. #3 Los Angeles Rams

What: NFC Wild Card Round

Time: Saturday, January 6, 8:25 p.m. EST

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

TV Channel: NBC

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Odds: The Falcons are 5-6 point underdogs, depending on who you ask

Prediction: Falcons win, 24-21

Key Questions: Can the Falcons contain Todd Gurley? Will the Rams be able to hold Julio Jones in check? Can Atlanta score in the red zone for basically the first time in five weeks?

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