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Akers among Noles who stand out on wild card weekend

Cam Akers’ first playoff game was a memorable one.

Akers had 28 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown as well as two catches for 45 yards in the LA Rams’ win over Seattle on Saturday.

“You see what a great athlete Cam is. He’s tough,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “I thought he was really getting into a rhythm early on in the game. We were able to control the time of possession, able to just eat up yards a little bit at a time. He’s a special player, he’s really tough.”

Akers is the first Rams rookie to have 100 or more rushing yards in a playoff game. Next up for the Rams is a road date with Green Bay, the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Saturday’s results

  • Buffalo 27, Indianapolis 24. Xavier Rhodes had three tackles for the Colts.
  • L.A. Rams 30, Seattle 20. Jalen Ramsey had three tackles for the Rams.
  • Tampa Bay 31, Washington 23. Dustin Hopkins made a 36-yard field-goal attempt and made two extra-point attempts and Ronald Darby had five tackles for Washington.

Sunday’s NFL games

  • Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13
  • New Orleans 21, Chicago 9. For the Saints, P.J. Williams had a tackle, Derrick Kelly participated, Jameis Winston did not play. Mario Edwards Jr. had four tackles and two tackles for loss for the Bears.
  • Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh, 37. Vince Williams had seven tackles for the Steelers

Divisional round games

Saturday

LA Rams at Green Bay, 4:34 p.m. on FOX. CB Stanford Samuels III is on the practice squad for the Packers.

Baltimore at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. on NBC

Sunday

Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. on CBS. Derrick Nnadi has 23 tackles for the Chiefs

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m. on FOX