Philadelphia (13-5) at St. Louis (15-2) What: NFC...

January 27, 2002

Philadelphia (13-5) at St. Louis (15-2)

What: NFC championship game.

Time: 4:15 p.m. today, chs. 45, 5.

Line: Rams by 11.

Vs. spread: Eagles 12-5; Rams 10-6.

Vs. common opponents: Eagles 3-1; Rams 3-1.

Series: Rams lead 17-15-1.

Last meeting: Rams won, 20-17, in OT at Philadelphia on Sept. 9, 2001.

Last week: Eagles beat Bears, 33-19, at Chicago; Rams beat Packers, 45-17, at St. Louis.

Postseason records: Eagles 12-12; Rams 17-21.

Coaches: Andy Reid, third season with Eagles, 30-22; Mike Martz, second season with Rams, 25-9.

Quick hits: Eagles gave up second-fewest points in NFL (208), a team record. ... Eagles QB Donovan McNabb has seven playoff TD passes and needs two to tie Ron Jaworski for team record. ... Eagles' defense has allowed one TD in its past four playoff games. ... Rams QB Kurt Warner led NFL with 4,830 yards passing and 36 TD passes, becoming sixth player in NFL history to win MVP more than once (1999, 2001). ... RB Marshall Faulk, the AP Offensive Player of the Year, was third in NFC with 1,382 yards rushing and first in NFC with 12 TDs rushing. He also led team with 83 catches. He is first player in NFL history with four consecutive 2,000-yard seasons from scrimmage.

Injuries:

EAGLES: Questionable: OLB Ike Reese (foot); CB Troy Vincent (groin). Probable: TE Chad Lewis (shoulder); TE Jeff Thomason (calf).

RAMS: Questionable: FS Richard Coady (ankle); DT Jeff Zgonina (elbow). Probable: DB Willie Gary (ankle); WR Torry Holt (wrist); T Ryan Tucker (ankle); QB Kurt Warner (ribs).

Statistical comparison:(Regular-season per-game averages)

Offense Eagles Rams

Points 21.4 31.4

First downs 16 22.3

Yards rushing 111.1 126.7, Yards passing 196.6 291.4

Total yards 307.7 418.1

Sacks 2.5 2.5, Turnovers 3.1 2.8

Defense Eagles Rams

Points 13 17.1, First downs 16.4 16

Yards rushing 114.8 86.6, Yards passing 179 192.9, Total yards 293.8 279.4

Sacks 2.8 2.9, Turnovers 2.1 2.1

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