The 13-3 Los Angeles Rams tied for the best record in the NFL this year. The Rams have a terrific, balanced offense, ranked #2 on the year in both points and yards. The Rams offense has superb balance, with a top five running attack and passing attack. The defense is just average, but ranks in the top five in turnovers generated. This is a well balanced, well coached, tough Rams team with few glaring weaknesses.
The Dallas Cowboys come into this game with an 11-6 record, champions of the NFC East. The Cowboys are on a roll, winners of eight of their last nine games, including a win over the Seattle Seahawks in last week’s Wild Card round. The Cowboys are a team built on defense and running the ball. They have an anemic passing game that picked up the last half of the year after they acquired Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders. Even with the addition of Cooper, however, the Cowboys aren’t really built for a shootout. They scored more than 30 points only three times all year, while they scored 17 or less seven times. This is not an offensive juggernaut, primarily because the quarterback, Dak Prescott, is mediocre. However, the Cowboys have a good running attack led by Ezekiel Elliott and an excellent defense which held opponents to 24 points or less in 14 out of 16 games. The Cowboys struggled on the road this year with a 3-5 record; a win against the Rams in Los Angeles will be a huge challenge.
It’s the Rams and the Cowboys on Saturday Night in NFC Divisional Round Card action.
Enjoy the game everybody.