NFL: Falcons show playoff poise in 26-13 win over upstart LA Rams

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) scores against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football wild-card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — The Atlanta Falcons jumped to an early 13-point lead before the Rams mounted two swift scoring drives. Los Angeles went to the Coliseum locker room at halftime with just a three-point deficit amid raucous cheers from a home crowd thirsty for playoff success.