INGLEWOOD, CA — As the NFC Wild Card round unfolds, the Atlanta Falcons are set to face off against the Los Angeles Rams in a highly anticipated matchup. Both teams have had their share of ups and downs this season, but as the playoffs begin, all eyes are on this critical game that could send either team to the next round of the 2K Online Franchise League playoffs.

How They Got Here

Falcons: The Atlanta Falcons secured their playoff spot with a commendable 10-7 record, showcasing a balanced attack on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Desmond Ridder led the charge with 3,512 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, finding a reliable target in tight end Kyle Pitts, who racked up 934 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. On the ground, Bijan Robinson Jr. contributed significantly with 1,125 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.

Rams: The Los Angeles Rams finished the season with an 11-5-1 record, driven by a high-powered offense led by rookie quarterback George Johnson, who threw for 4,351 yards and 34 touchdowns. The Rams’ running game was equally formidable, with Cam Akers rushing for 1,623 yards and 17 touchdowns, providing Los Angeles with a potent dual-threat offense.


The Falcons enter the Wild Card round with momentum, having won three of their last five games, including a crucial victory over the Washington Commanders. The Rams, however, have shown inconsistency, winning three and losing two of their last five matchups, with a notable defeat against the Miami Dolphins but managing to secure wins against the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Jets.

Last Time They Met

In their previous encounter during Week 14 of the regular season, the Rams narrowly defeated the Falcons 17-14 in a tightly contested game. Despite the Falcons’ efforts, the Rams’ defense managed to hold off a late rally, securing the victory and giving Los Angeles a psychological edge entering the Wild Card game.

The Falcons Will Win If…

The Falcons can replicate their balanced offensive approach, with Ridder connecting with his receivers and Robinson finding gaps in the Rams’ defense. Atlanta’s defense will also need to step up, applying pressure on Johnson and containing Akers’ ground game.

The Rams Will Win If…

Los Angeles relies on its offensive firepower, with Johnson making accurate throws and Akers continuing his rushing dominance. The Rams’ defense, which has been vulnerable at times, will need to tighten up, especially against the Falcons’ versatile attack.

Wrapping Up

As the Falcons and Rams prepare to battle it out in the NFC Wild Card game, both teams are aware of the stakes. With previous matchups and season performances providing a backdrop, this game promises to be a thrilling start to the postseason for both squads. Fans and players alike are bracing for an epic showdown that will determine who advances to the next round of the playoffs.

Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage, including player highlights, strategic analyses, and post-game reactions as the 2K Online Franchise League playoffs continue to unfold.

Previous Meeting

10 - 7 - 0
11 - 5 - 1
PASS: D.Ridder 15-24, 203 YDS, 2 TD | RUSH: B.Robinson 24 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD | REC: K.Pitts 7 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD