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Falcons' season took dramatic turn after rout of Rams in Week 14

Falcons' season took dramatic turn after rout of Rams in Week 14

Are the Rams the reason the Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl?

Well, that might be overstating it. But some of the Falcons pointed to their 42-14 victory in Los Angeles in Week 14 as a turning point for a team that was coming off a 29-28 home loss to Kansas City.

Since that defeat to the Chiefs, Atlanta has won six in a row, never scoring fewer than 33 points.

“I don’t know if it was when we played the Rams or what have you, but something clicked and we started playing great,” defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “We continued that, we’re continuing that, and hopefully we can continue that one more time.”

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