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High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era

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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay felt the pressure. So did quarterback Jared Goff. Despite producing back-to-back division titles for the first time in nearly four decades, both coach and quarterback knew the results that matter most are those produced in the playoffs.

Last season, they fell flat in a wild-card loss to the Atlanta Falcons.nike nfl jerseys cheap china

On Saturday, in front of a boisterous, sold-out and star-studded crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, McVay executed a masterful game plan in a 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in their NFC divisional-round game.4

The Rams now await the winner of the divisional-round matchup Sunday between the NFC’s top-seeded New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles before they make their first appearance in an NFC Championship Game since 2001.

The playoff victory Saturday was a first for the 32-year-old McVay, who became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a playoff game, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

“It means a lot for this team,” McVay said. “That’s kind of what’s special about it, is to be able to see guys have that success and then be a part of it and be able to share it with them.”

Against the Cowboys, Goff returned to the efficient and effective form he displayed in the first 11 weeks before he hit a late-season slump. In his first playoff win, the third-year quarterback completed 15 of 28 passes for 186 yards. He also rushed for a crucial first down late in the fourth quarter to ice the game.china nike nfl jerseys cheap

“Jared Goff showed his athleticism tonight,” McVay said, chuckling. “That was a big-time deal to be able to convert with his legs.”

McVay has recently been in the spotlight as teams around the NFL fill head-coaching vacancies in an obvious attempt to replicate the explosive offense, and overnight success, the Rams’ coach has produced in two seasons.

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