Rams' 4 biggest causes for concern against the Falcons on Saturday

Reserve wide receiver Michael Thomas, whose been nursing an ankle injury, was listed as doubtful for Saturday's matchup at The Coliseum against the Atlanta Falcons.

As they began preparations for the franchise's first National Football League playoff game since 2004, the Los Angeles Rams had concerns about a number of their players possibly being unavailable to play in the actual game.

Coach Dan Quinn says that advantage was a factor in Saturday night's 26-13 wild-card win over the Los Angeles Rams. "I thought it would be a difference in the second half and certainly it was". He's only going to get better and it's really scary to think what he'll do in Year 2 under McVay.

The Atlanta Falcons will battle the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round of the postseason. While quarterback Jared Goff, the first overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, had a stellar season in throwing for 3,804 yards and 28 touchdowns compared to just seven interceptions, former University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley II has been the driving force behind the Rams' offensive success. "It's about giving yourself the opportunity this time of the year to compete and play in games like this and win games like this". For a guy who had his size, he had exceptional ability to put his foot in the ground and accelerate out.

The Falcons' only touchdowns came on a 4-yard run by Devonta Freeman and a late 8-yard pass from Ryan to Julio Jones. After last week's game, Rams coaches weren't sure he'd be able to play.

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