The Latest: NFL playoffs back in LA
/January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —
The Latest on the NFL playoffs on wild-card weekend (all times EST):
The NFL playoffs returned to Los Angeles for the first time in a long time when the Rams hosted the Atlanta Falcons in a wild-card game.
The Rams are hosting their first playoff game in the Coliseum since Jan. 7, 1979, when they lost 28-0 to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC championship game.
They’re hosting their first playoff game in Southern California since Jan. 4, 1986, when they beat the Cowboys 20-0 at Anaheim Stadium.
First-year coach Sean McVay, who has presided over the Rams’ stunning turnaround from 4-12 to 11-5, was born 20 days after that game.
The Rams moved to St. Louis after the 1994 season and won their only Super Bowl on Jan. 30, 2000, by beating Tennessee 23-16 in Atlanta.
They moved back prior to the 2016 season.
Until Sunday, the previous NFL playoff game at the Coliseum was on Jan. 9, 1994, when the L.A. Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 42-24.
The previous NFL playoff game in Southern California was Jan. 17, 2010, when the San Diego Chargers lost 17-14 to the New York Jets.
The Chargers moved to a Los Angeles suburb for this past