After an epic divisional round, we are now down to the final four in the NFL playoffs. Last week’s overtime thrillers and major upsets will be tough to top. This week, one of the most exciting games is the NFC Championship, which features the San Francisco 49ers against the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL playoff odds have the Rams as a 3.5-point favorite.
Deebo Samuel is one of the most dynamic players left in the playoffs. He is a dual-threat weapon that can score through the air and on the ground.
Read on to see whether Samuel will break 100 total yards in the NFC Championship. Explore key statistics, team history, and the Rams’ defense to back our prediction.
NFC Championship Game Information
Here is everything you need to know for the 2022 NFC Championship:
- Date: Sunday, January 30th
- Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
- Venue: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
- Participants: San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams
Key Statistics for Deebo Samuel Prop Bet
Deebo does it all on the offensive side of the ball for head coach Kyle Shanahan. Even though he’s technically a wide receiver, the 49ers line him up in the backfield frequently. In the past two games, Samuel had 20 rushing attempts.
On the season, Samuel logged 77 receptions for 1,405 yards. He added 59 rushing attempts for another 365 yards. Through the air and on the ground, Deebo was good for a total of 14 touchdowns on the season.
From a cumulative perspective, Deebo produced 1,770 yards in 16 games this season. This amounts to more than 110 total yards per game.
In the Wild Card game, Samuel tallied 110 total yards. Last week, however, the Green Bay Packers held Deebo to 83 total yards receiving and rushing. He did break off a long kick return, adding 59 more yards on special teams.
Deebo Samuel vs. The Rams
Next, let’s dive into Samuel’s history against the Rams. This matchup bodes well for Samuel.
In Week 10, Deebo had 133 total yards and scored two touchdowns. In a must-win Week 18 game against the Rams, Samuel elevated his game further and recorded 140 yards rushing and receiving. He even tossed a 24-yard touchdown pass during this game.
Statistically speaking, the Rams are average on defense. They ranked 15th in the league in total yardage allowed per game. The Rams are particularly weak against the pass, ranking 21st in the league in yards allowed per game.
Last week, the Rams’ defense played Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tough. Only wide receiver Mike Evans was able to break the 100-yard threshold. Brady recorded 329 yards on the day but was playing from behind for much of the game.
I believe that Deebo Samuel’s unique ability to play in multiple positions will help him have another big day.
Deebo Samuel Player Prop Predictions for the NFC Championship
The 49ers’ improbable run to the NFC Championship is largely due to Samuel. Kyle Shanahan is embracing his versatile player’s talents and increasing his workload. In the last two playoff games, Deebo set season-high rushing attempt totals.
He will be a massive part of the game plan. Season statistics and history against the Rams indicate it is highly likely that Samuel crosses the 100-yard threshold.
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