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    Refocused: Atlanta Falcons 26, Los Angeles Rams 13

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-refocused-atlanta-falcons-26-los-angeles-rams-13

    The Atlanta Falcons spoiled the return of playoff football to the L.A. Coliseum, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 Saturday night.

    QB Matt Ryan was fairly efficient on the night, going 21-of-30 for 218 yards. He connected on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to WR Julio Jones, who had nine catches for 94 yards in total. Running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for over 100 yards rushing.

    QB Jared Goff didn’t have his best statistical night, going 24-of-45 for 259 yards and throwing one touchdown to reliable rookie WR Cooper Kupp. RB Todd Gurley was efficient running the ball, averaging over 7.0 yards per carry on the way to 101 yards on the ground. WR Robert Woods led the Rams with 142 receiving yards on nine receptions.

    TOP 5 GRADES:

    DI Aaron Donald, 97.8 overall grade

    CB Troy Hill, 91.7 overall grade

    WR Robert Woods, 82.5 overall grade

    G Rodger Saffold, 80.0 overall grade

    DI Morgan Fox, 78.3 overall grade

    PERFORMANCES OF NOTE:

    QB JARED GOFF, 73.8 OVERALL GRADE
    Outside of Goff putting it together for a handful of no huddle drives at the end of each half, the second-year quarterback was extremely erratic all day. His ball placement underneath wasn’t always conducive to yards after the catch and he was too often content with check downs. When faced with pressure, Goff was only 4-of-12 for 57 yards and he took three sacks.

    T ANDREW WHITWORTH, 36.8 OVERALL GRADE
    Mere days after being named first team All-Pro left tackle, Whitworth had the lowest-graded game of his entire career. Brooks Reed killed him a handful of times with a spin move, while Adrian Clayborn and Takk McKinley got the better of him with bull rushes. Whitworth allowed six pressures on the day, his highest total all season.

    DI AARON DONALD, 97.8 OVERALL GRADE
    Donald wreaked havoc in the first half, generating 10 pressures as the Falcons line struggled to contain him. To their credit, he was held to one pressure in the second half, although his 11 pressures and pass-rush grade of 99.5 are still impressive figures.

    CB TROY HILL, 91.7 OVERALL GRADE
    Hill showed vast improvement down the stretch for the Rams and continued his high-level play Saturday night. He didn’t allow a single reception on five targets and recorded two pass break ups. On the night, Ryan had a 39.6 passer rating when throwing into his coverage.

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    Hill Named PFF Top-Five Cornerback for Wild Card Weekend

    Kristen Lago

    http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Hill-Named-PFF-Top-Five-Cornerback-for-Wild-Card-Weekend/944f282a-d742-4288-b514-f4090cfa149b

    Saturday’s Wild Card contest against the Falcons did not end in a Rams victory, but cornerback Troy Hill has still been recognized for his performance in the contest.

    The Oregon product has showcased steady improvement since Week 14 — when he began starting in place of the injured Kayvon Webster — and continued to perform at a high level on Saturday. Hill did not allow a single reception on five targets against the Falcons and recorded a team-leading three pass deflections.

    “For Troy to be able to step up, even going back to the Seattle game, I thought really represented where you see him getting his hands on the ball, making a lot of plays,” head coach Sean McVay said of Hill’s development. “You could see his confidence grow.”

    Hill’s performance was enough to give him a 91.7 overall grade by Pro Football Focus and earn him a spot as one of the top five cornerbacks of the week in passing coverage.

    Including his Wild Card performance, Hill has been a solid contributor for the Rams defense down the stretch. And McVay said that he has continued to see the cornerback’s confidence grow with the added experience.

    “Troy’s a great competitor,” McVay said. “He’s got great short-space quickness, lateral agility, good body control and I thought it was good for him to be able to end the year the way that he did. That should give him a lot of confidence going into the off season.”

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