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Los Angeles Rams earn #3 seed in NFC Playoffs, will play Atlanta Falcons in wild card round (UPDATED)

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The Rams will host the Dirty Birds next weekend.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Los Angeles Rams2017 regular season is a wrap after today’s 13-34 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

With all the action in the NFC wrapped up, we have our playoff bracket now set. The Rams have earned the #3 seed and will play the Atlanta Falcons in the wild card round.

Here’s the final seeding in the NFC:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Minnesota Vikings
  3. Los Angeles Rams
  4. New Orleans Saints
  5. Carolina Panthers
  6. Atlanta Falcons

So the Rams will get the Falcons at home in the wild card while the Saints and Panthers play an NFC South-only game with the Eagles and Vikings on a bye waiting for the outcomes of those two games to determine the rest of the playoffs.

It actually was a late touchdown from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that really decided the seeding. Down a point, QB Jameis Winston hit rookie WR Chris Godwin for the winning TD with just nine seconds left. That touchdown catapulted the Rams into the #3 seed with both sitting on 11 wins and the Rams holding a tiebreaker from the Week 12 win over the Saints.

And so it is. The Rams will host the Falcons in the wild card, and we’ll just have to see what goes down from there...

The NFL will likely announce the schedule for the wild card round this evening.

Stay tuned.

(UPDATED)

The schedule’s out. The Rams will play the Falcons on Saturday night at 8:15pm ET/5:15pm PT.