Rams trail Falcons 19-10 in fourth quarter

And on Saturday night in Los Angeles it was vital, especially going up against a Rams defensive front that features Pro Bowl defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jones with 5:48 to play as the Falcons took a 26-13 lead against the Los Angeles Rams in an National Football League playoff game.

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Los Angeles can not afford to let Julio Jones get hot early in this game, otherwise all they'll be doing is playing catch up and hoping for a stop to try and get back in control of things.

And with football back in Los Angeles since last season, isn't that what we've been waiting for? "There wasn't, but we knew we were going to stay committed as part of our plan".

"Atlanta will go from playing on a damp, embarrassing track like that in L.A.to a game in Philly that could be in a snow storm", a defensive coach from another team said.

"He's one of the better players against the run at the position they play him at, but he's also one of the better interior pass rushers in the league", Ryan said. Would you be surprised if he had a three interception game? If this game wasn't in Southern California, the Rams would definitely have a harder time. That could be problematic against the Falcons. At one point during the NBC broadcast Saturday, a graphic that could have accompanied a change.org petition calling for Sarkisian's ouster juxtaposed the Rams' record-setting year-over-year gains against the Falcons' sizable year-over-year declines. Atlanta boasted the highest-scoring offense in the league last season, but was held to its fewest points by the Eagles.

"We do a very good job throughout the week of getting ourselves prepared and ready to play", Ryan said Tuesday. "We were able to establish our tempo and tire them out".

It looked like the Falcons had learned their lesson - for a night and perhaps longer.