C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for one hundred fifteen more and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys within the divisional round on Saturday night time.
Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys’ usually sturdy run protection and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-three) to the NFC championship recreation for the primary time in 17 years. Los Angeles racked up a franchise playoff-document 273 yards on the bottom — also probably the most ever allowed in the postseason by the Cowboys, who have been enjoying in their NFL-document 63rd postseason recreation.
The long-struggling Rams had gained just one postseason recreation since their last trip to the Tremendous Bowl in February 2002, but 32-yr-previous coach Sean McVay has added his first playoff victory to his spectacular two-season franchise turnaround.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a TD and Amari Cooper caught an early TD move for the Cowboys (eleven-7), who nonetheless have not gained a playoff recreation on the street in 26 years. After profitable the NFC East and beating Seattle final week, Dallas misplaced in the divisional playoff spherical for the sixth consecutive time and fell in need of its first trip to the NFC championship recreation since January 1993.
Next weekend, the Rams will face the winner of the opposite divisional playoff recreation in New Orleans between the highest-seeded Saints and the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.