"We just believe in one another". They not only won the NFC West title but had the highest-scoring offense in the league.
Running back Jay Ajayi played an important role in the game.
The Titans-Patriots victor will play the Jaguars-Steelers victor next Sunday in the AFC title game.
How about Jacksonville and Tennessee? Who can remember Super Bowl 51?
We're anticipating a tight game, and it may come down to field position. If Carson Wentz were healthy, the Eagles would be four point favorites and the conversation would be completely different. You've got a future Hall of Famer in Drew Brees, who has started 12 playoff games vs. Case Keenum, who will be starting his first playoff game on Sunday. The numbers in its past five matchups are even more impressive, as Atlanta has forced eight turnovers (one minimum in each game). Unless the weather is balmy and dry, the Atlanta Falcons are going to need to run the football.
Philadelphia is No. 1 against the run, is at home and has had an extra week of rest.
However, the situation isn't hopeless as the Eagles still have plenty of talent on the roster.
The Titans made an improbable comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card opener last weekend, but duplicating that feat at New England is almost impossible. The Patriots must be very happy the way this has played out for them.
Now the Falcons have the offseason to ponder how to get back into Super Bowl contention.
But I'm not going to pick against the Patriots at home.
Though Ajayi should be featured the most, that doesn't mean the team should neglect the other backs. Wentz threw for 231 yards. He is also just the fifth quarterback since 1999 to record a touchdown pass and reception in the same game.
Jacksonville's defense can clearly create a number of problems for Pittsburgh. Philadelphia's defense took a major blow when they lost linebacker Jordan Hicks and right guard, Jason Peters.
I expect Pittsburgh's defense to do a better job against Leonard Fournette than they did earlier this year. He had 465 yards rushing, an average of 3.4 yards and no touchdowns. They have not done so in three straight home games since October 10-31, 1971. However, a closer look at that game's stats might. Bell will be the Steelers' X-factor, and guide them to a huge postseason victory. The Falcons offense has yet to really click this season and that is why this game is a toss up. However, things have changed dramatically in the takeaway department since then. One thing is for sure. "Part of that is my teammates, my coaches, but when I play my best and am most comfortable, I just play".
Find a way to slow down Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram?
Philly will now host the Vikings or Saints in the NFC Championship Game.