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Falcons - Rams series history: Atlanta’s 1-0 all-time in the playoffs

The only stat that matters? We think so.

2004 NFC Divisional Playoff Game - St. Louis Rams vs Atlanta Falcons - January 15, 2005 Photo by Rex Brown/Getty Images

The Rams have historically owned the Falcons. They were once rivals in the NFC West together, and over their long history, the Rams are up 47-29-2 all-time. That’s one of the better marks against the Falcons of any team they’ve played, unfortunately, and it means Rams fans have something to lord over us.

Sort of. Because as it turns out, the Falcons won the most important game in the long history of the series, a 47-17 beatdown in the playoffs back in January 2005. That game featured Michael Vick throwing for just 82 yards as the Falcons ground up over 300 rushing yards between Vick, Warrick Dunn, and T.J. Duckett, while the defense managed four sacks and an interception. It was utter domination, and a lot of fun to watch.

Of course, those were the Marc Bulger and Mike Martz days for the Rams, and there is literally no one left on either team who was on the field that day. That result could not less relevant to tomorrow’s matchup, but I’m on the hunt for good omens, and I’ll take this as one.

The Falcons won’t be blowing out the Rams by 30 points for a second time, but we’ll certainly hope they can run their record to 2-0 all-time in the postseason against this particular opponent.