How LA Rams might have fared in the NFC Championship Game?

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Buffalo Bills

Of course, the AFC Championship game can go either way. For this scenario, it’s the Buffalo Bills who advance to face the Rams in the Super Bowl. And that is a solid matchup that we believe would favor the Rams. How so? Well, let’s revisit the last game.

In their matchup in Buffalo, the Rams fell behind quickly but were able to claw back to a respectable 35-32 loss. This was the Rams’ second long-distance trip to the East Coast. It was the Rams’ second shift between three time zones in one week. And it was very early in the season when the Rams players were still trying to translate X’s and O’s from the whiteboard to the football field.

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This was the game where the Rams fell behind by as much as 25 points, but stuck with the running game and actually took a five-point lead with 4:32 left on the game clock.  The defense simply could not shut the door in this one, setting the stage for the two win-one loss pattern that would haunt the Rams all season long.

The Rams defense certainly controlled the Bills’ top two receivers in Stefon Diggs and John Brown. But it was the speed of Cole Beasley and the presence of WR4 Gabriel Davis that continued to move the chains for the Bills’ offense. A rematch would have afforded the Rams a chance to avenge themselves from the earlier defeat.  In this game, I believe that the Rams could win, and would have done so if they met in the Super Bowl this year.