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Rams run over Cowboys; Chiefs dominate Colts

Rams run over Cowboys; Chiefs dominate Colts

This one looked like it would be tight at the start but the Rams pulled ahead in the second quarter and never looked back, winning 30-22. Los Angeles racked up a franchise playoff-record 273 yards on the ground - also the most ever allowed in the postseason by the Cowboys, who were playing in their NFL-record 63rd postseason game.

Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys' normally sturdy run defense and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship game for the first time in 17 years.

After a decade of playoff disappointment with the Cincinnati Bengals, Whitworth agreed to join the Rams and a head coach four years younger than him last season because he believed something remarkable could happen in Los Angeles. However, Dallas' spirits are crushed when Gurley goes off for a 41-yard rushing touchdown.

I also have no doubt at all that the Sunday games will also put up massive numbers. "Two 100-yard rushers, that's rare, and it starts with those five guys up front".

Even when the Colts caught a break and Sammy Watkins fumbled the ball to them late in the third quarter, they were quick to give it back.

Saturday's primetime matchup shifts to the West coast for the Dallas vs. Los Angeles matchup.

The Cowboys last won a road playoff game in 1993 on their way to a Super Bowl title, but their next playoff victory will be their 36th, tying Pittsburgh for the most in National Football League history.

As for who the Rams will face, well they will either host the Philadelphia Eagles or travel down south to take on the New Orleans Saints, depending on what the results are of Sunday's game between the two NFC teams. "The fans were awesome; the defence played fantastic and the offence - we did enough to get the win in the end", Mahomes said.

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Much of the focus will be on how a vastly improved Colts defense stops Patrick Mahomes at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs have only lost once this season, but Kansas City will have a similarly tough task slowing down Indianapolis' attack.

The victory was a big confidence boost for the Chiefs, particularly on defense.

With persistent snow turning Arrowhead Stadium into a winter wonderland, the Chiefs waltzed all over a Colts defence that almost shut out the Texans a week ago.

He'll need to be plenty, well, saintly against New Orleans and its collection of Saints, the league's top team in the regular season. There always seems to be one long-shot play that scores a TD on these type of slates and I'm hoping we can strike gold with Higbee. "If they're committed to taking one thing away you have to be able to beat them in the other area, and at times we did a good job of that tonight".

The Indianapolis Colts were outplayed both offensively and defensively as the Kansas City Chiefs booked a slot in the AFC Championship game with a 31-13 win. "We didn't want to take the road down memory lane". Kansas City's Butker suffers a minor injury and that forces Dustin Colquitt to come in and nail a 46-yard field goal.

"Was not expecting it to end today", Colts coach Frank Reich said. The Colts are not a great team, but they are well-balanced on both sides. It's hard to lose.

"They outcoached us, they outplayed us", Reich said. While they probably won't have quite the same luck this time around, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has made it clear that each team will be gameplanned differently.