A prime time national TV audience finally finds the Rams


After 17 weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have finally found themselves in a stand alone, national TV game. Week 1 of the playoffs have LA at home in the Coliseum against a good Atlanta Falcons team looking for a road back to the Super Bowl.

It took awhile and a playoff appearance to accomplish it, but NBC and a national TV audience have finally found the Los Angeles Rams.

And it’s about time.

Round 1 of the playoffs kicks of this weekend in an LA Coliseum that hasn’t hosted a playoff game for 24 years, and after a week of rest and getting clobbered by the San Francisco 49ers, Rams fans will hope the payoff is a win against an Atlanta Falcons team one season removed from a stunning Super Bowl collapse.

It’s a tall order for this Los Angeles team.

Atlanta brings recent championship game experience and a veteran quarterback in Matt Ryan to the table.

The Rams meanwhile counter with a second year quarterback in Jared Goff and MVP candidate Todd Gurley, in addition to Aaron Donald and a defense that has gotten better as the 2017 season wore on.

The prime time kickoff for the Rams seems late to some deserved exposure, as other marquee matchups were missed. November and December featured games that had Los Angeles pitted against other division leaders head-to-head like the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles, not to mention a divisional matchup with Seattle in Week 15.

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ALL, worthy considerations for a prime time Sunday Night slot.

But if you’re in the “better late than never” camp, the NFL will finally rollout one of the most exciting team, coached by a first time millennial, and with a quarterback labeled a bust this time last year.

Atlanta wants another shot at redemption and the Rams are looking for some respectability beyond the Pacific Time Zone.

Both get there first chance at the above on Saturday night.