1:00 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
• Jerious Norwood's 45-yard rushing touchdown with 3:41 left in the game sent the Falcons to the playoffs for the first time since 2004 (also 11-5).
• Atlanta finished 7-1 at home and finished the season winning three straight and five of its last six overall.
• Michael Turner rushed for 208 yards, his second 200-yard game of the season (Week 1 vs. Detroit -- 220). It's the 20th time in NFL history a player has rushed for 200 yards in a game at least twice in a season.
• The Rams finished with the most losses in their history (14) as they ended the year with a 10-game losing streak.
-- ESPN research
Jackson is the first Rams running back since Eric Dickerson (1983-86) to rush for 1,000 yards in four straight seasons. White had three catches for 48 yards, giving him a franchise-record 1,382 yards receiving for the season, passing Alfred Jenkins' 1,358 yards in 1981. DE John Abraham did not play in the second half. Abraham, who was listed as questionable with thigh and shoulder injuries, said he was resting for the playoffs.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||7.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||10:02||Jason Elam 39 Yd||0||3|
|TD||06:18||Steven Jackson 4 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)||7||3|
|TD||04:43||Michael Turner 9 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||7||10|
|TD||00:32||Donnie Avery 16 Yd Pass From Marc Bulger (Josh Brown Kick)||14||10|
|TD||00:11||Jerious Norwood 8 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||14||17|
|TD||12:20||Roddy White 18 Yd Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick)||14||24|
|FG||01:39||Josh Brown 31 Yd||17||24|
|TD||13:18||Steven Jackson 2 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)||24||24|
|FG||06:39||Josh Brown 27 Yd||27||24|
|TD||03:41||Jerious Norwood 45 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||27||31|