The Latest: Goff throws TD pass, Rams cut deficit to 13-7

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/January 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on wild-card weekend (all times EST):
9:45 p.m.
The Los Angeles Rams finally showed some life in their first playoff game in 13 years and closed to 13-7 late in the second quarter of their wild-card game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Rookie Cooper Kupp made a nice over-the-shoulder catch of a 14-yard scoring pass from Jared Goff with 2:34 to go before halftime.
The big play on the drive was a 26-yard run by Todd Gurley, with 15 yards tacked on after Ricardo Allen shoved Gurley after he’d gone out of bounds.
The crowd chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P!” after the play.
Gurley led the NFL with 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 total TDs in the regular season.
He likely would have won the rushing title but sat out the finale, along with other stars, to rest for the playoffs.
— Bernie Wilson reporting in Los Angeles.
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9:10 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons have taken a 13-0 lead over the Los Angeles Rams early in the second quarter of their wild-card playoff game, thanks in large part to sloppy special teams play by Pro Bowl returner Pharoh Cooper.
Cooper fumbled on a kickoff return late in the first quarter when he was