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Game facts: Falcons NFC Wild Card

How good is Julio?:Julio Jones averaged 3.08 yards per route run (best in NFL), per Pro Football Focus.  

Big-time RBs:Devonta Freeman and Todd Gurley are the only NFL players with 3,000+ rushing yards and 30+ TDs over the last three seasons.

X-factor on defense:Falcons LB Deion Jones received an 89.6 regular-season grade from Pro Football Focus (5th-best among LBs), with a pass coverage grade of 93.5 (1st among LBs). Jones had just a 65.4 grade against the run, however.  

Matt Ryan in playoffs:Before 2016, Matt Ryan had a 1-4 career playoff record and an 85.2 passer rating in those games; last year, Ryan had a 2-1 record and a 135.3 passer rating in the playoffs.  

Under-the-radar stat: Although the Rams finished with the NFL's highest-scoring offense in 2017, the Falcons offense averaged more yards per play and had a higher third-down conversion rate. 

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