Los Angeles Rams: Sweeps 49ers for first time since 2018
Thanks to their come-from-behind 20-17 win in the NFC Championship game at SoFi Stadium, the Rams were able to snap a six-game losing streak to the rival San Francisco 49ers. It’s safe to say that head coach Sean McVay has had his problems thwarting divisional nemesis Kyle Shanahan.
You would have to go back to 2018 the last time the Rams swept the 49ers. In fact, that season saw McVay’s team go undefeated vs. their NFC West rivals and reach Super Bowl LIII. As far as the Niners, the reigning Super Bowl champions appear to have gotten that monkey off their back.
Miami Dolphins: Clinches first playoff berth since 2016
There’s a new head coach, some new faces on offense and some revitalized hope in South Florida. Is this year that the Miami Dolphins put all the pieces together? It is a club that has finished with consecutive winning seasons for the first time in nearly two decades.
However, the last time the ‘Fins made a trip to the playoffs was 2016. There’s been no division title since ’08 and no postseason victory since knocking off the Colts in overtime in the 2000 AFC wild card round. General manager Chris Grier gave up plenty to get wide receiver Tyreek Hill from Kansas City but he changes the offense. The defense has the gift of grab. And if the Dolphins can solve the Buffalo Bills just once this season…