Rodger Saffold

Rams' season ends with a 26-13 loss to the playoff-tested Falcons in NFC wild-card game

Rams' season ends with a 26-13 loss to the playoff-tested Falcons in NFC wild-card game

Experience counts.

The Rams, making their first playoff appearance since 2004, found out the hard way on Saturday at the Coliseum.

The Atlanta Falcons, a year removed from their Super Bowl meltdown, muted the Rams’ high-scoring offense and took advantage of special teams miscues en route to a 26-13 victory in an NFC wild-card playoff game before a crowd of 74,300.

Matt Ryan passed for a touchdown, Devonta Freeman ran for one and Matt Bryant kicked four field goals as the sixth-seeded Falcons (11-6) advanced to play the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.

The third-seeded Rams finished 11-6 in their turnaround season under first-year coach Sean McVay. They could not...

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