The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2002. They beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-22 on Saturday behind an enormous rushing effort from C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley. Each running back surpassed 100 yards rushing, and they combined for 238 yards.
This is a notable achievement, marking the first time teammates have each surpassed 100 rushing yards in a playoff game since Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore did it in the 2013 divisional round against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards and Gore rushed for 119 yards.
It was an interesting development given the Rams ability has a passing team and the Cowboys strength as a run defense. But the Rams offensive line had little trouble dominating the Cowboys. C.J. Anderson was rumbling the way he was thanks primarily to that offensive line.
The Rams will face the winner of Sunday’s Eagles-Saints game. If you’re looking to see more 49ers players in the Pro Bowl, today was a quality result. If the Rams get to the Super Bowl, defensive tackle Aaron Donald would potentially be replaced by DeForest Buckner. Additionally, specialist Cory Littleton would potentially be replaced by Mark Nzeocha. Although Nzeocha served as the 49ers SAM linebacker, he was also one of their leading special teams players.