It took 13 years, however Matthew Stafford lastly notched his first postseason win.
The Rams dominated a mistake-prone Cardinals workforce from the leap, opening up a 21–0 halftime lead en route to a 34–11 victory. Los Angeles scored the primary 28 factors of the sport because the Arizona offense sputtered for just about the whole sport.
It wasn’t till their sixth offensive possession that the Cardinals offense received its first first down of the sport. With the sport already hanging within the steadiness, Kyler Murray made a crucial error in making an attempt to keep away from getting sacked for a security, flinging the ball in desperation in what finally changed into a pick-six for the Rams.
The Rams out-gained the Cardinals, 375–182, holding Arizona to 0-for-9 on third-down makes an attempt. Stafford completed the sport going 13-for-17 for 202 yards and two touchdowns, getting Los Angeles on the board early with a landing move to Odell Beckham Jr.
Stafford additionally added a dashing landing early within the second quarter. The Rams’ floor sport was aided by the return of Cam Akers, who made a short look in Week 18, however had 55 yards on a team-high 17 carries whereas additionally including a 40-yard reception. Akers tore his Achilles in July.
Murray completed the sport finishing 19 of 34 move makes an attempt for 137 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in his postseason debut. The Rams will transfer on to face the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay within the divisional round.
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