Rams power past Cow­boys

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - NFL PLAYOFFS - BY GREG BEACHAM

Late in his 13th NFL sea­son, An­drew Whit­worth fi­nally got to savour his first play­off vic­tory, al­beit only for a minute or two.

After the burly left tackle briefly cel­e­brated on the Coli­seum turf with his wife and chil­dren Satur­day night, he rushed back to the Los An­ge­les Rams’ locker room and re­minded his team­mates they’ve only com­pleted a third of their post-sea­son work.

The 37-year-old Whit­worth and the Rams both ended lengthy play­off droughts with their 30-22 win over the Dal­las Cow­boys, and they re­al­ized the im­por­tance of their achieve­ment with­out be­ing sat­is­fied by it.

After ex­tend­ing their sec­ond straight out­stand­ing sea­son to the NFC cham­pi­onship game, the Rams are de­ter­mined to seize this chance to go even farther.

“It’s great, but you know what? I feel like this team has po­ten­tial for more than that,” Whit­worth said.

“It’s a great feel­ing, and I’m happy to have it, but I didn’t try to get to the play­offs to just win a play­off game. I’m try­ing to win a Su­per Bowl. That’s the only fo­cus, and now we’re one step closer.”

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