The Falcons and the Rams are two teams that kicked off this season with lofty postseason aspirations. Now they’re two teams that can’t find a way to win a football game. The Falcons are the victims of a 4-game losing streak. And the Rams are similarly inept, having rattled off 3 consecutive losses.
The good news is that someone has to win tomorrow’s game, unless it ends in a tie, which would be, in a word, appropriate. Let’s take a closer look at the series history, shall we?
Here’s where I give you the good news: the Falcons have emerged victorious in 7 of the last 8 games these teams played. (And for what it’s worth, that takes us all the way back to 2004.) The Rams lead the series, which stands at 47-30-2. That’s a robust series history, due in large part to the fact that these teams were both members of the NFC West between 1967 and 2001.
These teams last played on January 6, 2018 in the NFC Wild Card Game. The Falcons held a modest 13-10 lead heading into halftime. But the Falcons defense dominated in the second half, holding the Rams to just 3 additional points, resulting in a final score of 26-13. The Falcons would go on to lose to the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round Game. If you recall, in addition to the stout defensive performance, Julio Jones put the Falcons on his back during that game, pulling in 9 receptions and racking up 94 receiving yards, including 45 yards after catch.
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