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Los Angeles Rams (6) @ Detroit Lions (3)
Match presented on RDS
After a Super Bowl and three seasons in Los Angeles, Matthew Stafford returns to Ford Field in Detroit and we will have the first duel between both teams since the transaction that also sent Jared Goff to the Lions.
The Lions running backs started the game strong.
In the first offensive sequence, David Montgomery put the exclamation point with the touchdown on the tenth play.
When the Lions offensive unit returned to the field after a Rams field goal, this time it was Jahmyr Gibbs who stood out. A 10-yard run allowed him to cross the end zone and make the score 14-3 in favor of the home team.
Matthew Stafford certainly wasn’t going to let his former fans celebrate for long. After showing bravery by completing passes despite being tackled, the former Lions quarterback spotted Puka Nacua, who ran 50 yards for the biggest.
But another offensive sequence for the Lions, another touchdown for Detroit. Jared Goff also wanted to express his opinion against his former team. He started the game with 10 consecutive completions before missing his first attempt. On a fourth attempt on goal, Detroit showed aggression and it all paid off.
Questionable for the game due to a knee injury, tight end Sam LaPorta caught his quarterback’s pass, leading to an 11-point cushion for his team.
The Rams, however, managed to keep up with their opponents. Facing a fourth down and five yards in the middle of the field, Stafford completed a pass to Cooper Kupp for a first play, the quarterback followed with another pinpoint pass, this time to Tutu Atwell, and the latter finished his run 38 yards out. further. with a cartwheel to celebrate the six points he added to the scoreboard.
Detroit finished the season with a 12-5 record and a stranglehold on its division. An unusual position for the eternal underdogs of the automobile city.
With four straight wins to end the season, including a victory over the 49ers in San Francisco, the Rams will not be tourists in Detroit and odds among bookkeepers indicate that bettors will see equivalent teams facing each other in this playoff game.
The small details will make a difference and the Rams’ experience will be very valuable.