Chiefs, Rams, Saints, Patriots In Top-5 Offensive DVOA

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2019

The last two spots in the conference championship games will be determined as the Divisional Round of the National Football League playoffs concludes on Sunday, Jan. 13.

The Saints host the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round on Sunday.

The AFC championship game is Brady's first trip to Kansas City since he threw two interceptions and was sacked twice in an ugly 41-14 loss on "Monday Night Football" on September 29, 2014. The victor will advance to Super Bowl LIII, where they will face the victor of the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots.

Veteran C.J Anderson pitched in with 123 yards and two scores, while Todd Gurley added another 115 yards as the Los Angeles offensive line dominated the Cowboys defense. On Nov. 4, the Saints charged out to a 35-14 lead in the first half.

Sunday's game will be the third time in two seasons that a McVay-led Rams team will play the Saints. Brees, however, connected on a late 72-yard pass to Michael Thomas over Marcus Peters to secure a 45-35 win.

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The NFC second seed, the Rams will be seeking their fourth conference title but a first since moving back to Los Angeles from St. Louis in 2016. New Orleans rallied and went on to win 20-14, advancing to the NFC championship game.

This season's AFC decider will be a rematch of a wild week-six game in Foxborough that the Patriots won 43-40 on a 28-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski as time expired. Tom Brady threw for 340 yards.

Both teams looked great in the divisional round.

The Chiefs finally shook off their long, sad history of home playoff losses by blowing away the Colts 31-13. Then on Sunday the Patriots never left a doubt in handling the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28.

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