NFL power rankings to kick off the Wild Card round of the playoffs

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31: JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs upfield for a 96 yard kickoff return touchdown in the third quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 31, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31: JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs upfield for a 96 yard kickoff return touchdown in the third quarter during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field on December 31, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams talk with running back Lance Dunbar #25 of the Los Angeles Rams during pre-game warms up against San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams talk with running back Lance Dunbar #25 of the Los Angeles Rams during pre-game warms up against San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

51. . L, 34-13 vs. 49ers. Previous: . Los Angeles Rams. 4. team

The Rams rested their starters in Week 17 versus the 49ers, which means we didn’t get to see running back Todd Gurley chase his MVP dreams this weekend.

Regardless, Gurley is at the head of a dangerous offense, perhaps the only group in the NFC worth challenging the mighty Vikings in Minneapolis.

The Rams will have to get through playoff-experienced teams like the Panthers and Vikings, though, which could create some interesting matchups. And we’ll see if there’s any level of Rams inexperience under first-year head coach Sean McVay.

He’s done amazing things this season, but the playoffs are an entirely different challenge.