Los Angeles Rams: 4 who need to step up against the Cowboys

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The Los Angeles Rams will need a big performance to beat the red hot Dallas Cowboys in a playoff game on Saturday night. Here are four who need to deliver for LA to move on to the NFC Championship Game.

The Los Angeles Rams head into the 2018 playoffs with a 13-3 record and a lot of recovered swag after a two-game slide in December that had fans and NFL watchers scratching their head.

Following those two losses to the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles found their stride again against cellar dwellers in the NFC West, specifically the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers. Both games, albeit against inferior talent, allowed the Rams to recapture momentum lost after a bye week that seems to do equal harm and good.

After 16 games and 17 weeks, the Rams are in the midst of another bye week that has them waiting for their next opponent the Dallas Cowboys, who won the NFC East and are one of the hottest teams in the playoffs with some serious talent on offense and are stingy on defense.

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For LA, it’s a now a win and advance scenario. After getting dumped in one playoff game last season against the Atlanta Falcons, this year has the Rams favored and primed for a long and deep run. But after an entire season that’s been wildly successful, Los Angeles still has issues.

So here are four areas that the Rams need to overcome for a successful run to Atlanta and a legitimate shot at a Lombardi Trophy.