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2018 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC West

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams' final injury report before Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Saints: "No injuries to report." Clean week for the Rams. Entire roster available.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay has always preached the importance of staying true to the process while also embracing the magnitude of big opportunities. He stressed that to his team this week, while one win away from the Super Bowl. "It's a big game," he said. "We don't shy away from that. But I think it is important to be able to keep that regulated rhythm from our players and for us because you don't want to try to make anything up. You don't need to do anything different than what we've done, other than play at our highest level. It's a great opponent, but it's a great opportunity."

McVay: Rams keeping same routine heading into NFC Championship (0:31)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams S John Johnson marveled at how Aqib Talib predicted what the Cowboys would do in Saturday's fourth quarter, on 4th and 1 with 5 minutes left. "Before they broke the huddle, he called out exactly what they were going to do," Johnson said, "and it happened exactly (how he predicted)." It was a sneak by QB Dak Prescott. The Cowboys converted, but the Rams were ready for it thanks to Talib, which is why it could make such a big difference that he's available for this Saints rematch. "He knows everything," Johnson said.

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Best bets for the NFL conference championship games

As the top four seeds in the NFL playoffs battle it out in the conference title games, our experts offer their best betting insights for Sunday's action.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The skies have opened up for the Rams' final practice of the week.

Who will make the Super Bowl? Experts make their picks (2:06)
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C.J. Anderson is more than the Fat Back

C.J. Anderson made waves for more reasons than one after a dominating game against the Cowboys. But his path to the NFC Championship Game proves he's much more than a punchline.


Championship X Factors

Louis Riddick shares which team has an edge in the NFC, Bobby Carpenter explains how the Patriots can stop Mahomes, and Louis and Bobby give their X factors for each remaining NFL team.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams' official injury report on Thursday: "No injuries to report." Clean bill of health as they prepare for the NFC Championship game.

Phillips' son is reason for joining McVay (1:12)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods, on the Superdome: "The crowd shouldn't have an impact, and it won't have an impact."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The rain has held off, and the Rams will practice on their normal fields — not under a tent that has been setup over the parking lot. Thursday is their longest practice day of the week.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams intend to practice on the grass today, and Sean McVay sounded confident they could get at least some work in on the turf because they had a tarp covering the field. If not, they'll have to practice under the giant tent, which sits on asphalt. The Rams explored traveling elsewhere to practice under normal conditions, but decided it would be best not to disrupt the normal rhythm of the week.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he "did a disservice" to Marcus Peters the first time they played the Saints. "He didn't have any help," Phillips said. "We learn as we go."

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Tarps have been removed from the practice field with a light drizzle falling at the team facility. Grounds crew workers are out with blowers to dry up some wet spots.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like it's still pouring rain at the Rams' facility. That means their padded and most important practice of the week will take place in that makeshift airplane hangar that is sitting in their parking lot, on asphalt. It really hardly rains in Southern California. Of all weeks, it rains on this one.


The Right Time: Bo & Mina talk Conference Championships

Bomani is joined by Mina Kimes to discuss the Conference Championships coming this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the comical "underdog" story of the Patriots (6:25). Bo makes his final plea for the Rams to spare us a Super Bowl in Atlanta with the Saints representing the NFC (26:29) and they close with a nuanced conversation about problematic names that you just don't hear anymore (52:03).

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'Does experience matter?' Barnwell & Graziano preview the NFC Championship

Bill and Dan Graziano of ESPN preview the NFC Championship matchup in the NFL Postseason of Rams-Saints. Does experience matter between Sean McVay and Sean Payton? Can Aqib Talib slow down Michael Thomas? Will Andrus Peat hold up against Aaron Donald? What's the best offensive strategy going to be for both teams? Those questions and so much more answered.

Young: Goff's success could be reliant on run game (0:43)

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.75th
Rushing Yards139.43rd
Points For32.92nd
Points Against24.0