In the AFC, Tom Brady's New England Patriots are in the hunt for another Super Bowl when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback young gun Patrick Mahomes. The Eagles are flying high after last week's 16-15 win in Chicago but now get the top-seeded Saints in the Superdome.
NFC and AFC champions will face off in the Super Bowl in Atlanta on February 3.
The Rams, meanwhile, simply ran over the Dallas Cowboys to make the title game with a franchise playoff record 273 rushing yards in Saturday's 30-22 divisional win in Los Angeles. The victor will advance to Super Bowl LIII, where they will face the victor of the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. You've got to play your best.
Foles, who stepped in for injured Carson Wentz to lead Philadelphia to the Super Bowl previous year, was never going to give up and he had the Eagles at the New Orleans 27 in the fourth quarter before an interception ended their dreams. Win three more games.
On the meeting with the Chiefs, Brady added: "It's that time of year". But savvy second-half adjustments slowed Brees just long enough for Jared Goff to orchestrate an extraordinary comeback effort and tie the game, 35-35, in the fourth quarter.
The Saints averaged 31.5 points this season on their way to the NFC South title, ranking third in the National Football League behind the Chiefs (35.3 points per game) and Rams (32.9) and ahead of the Patriots (27.3).
The Chiefs also got plenty of help from running back Damien Williams who tore through the Colts defense for 129 yards.
The AFC championship game is Brady's first trip to Kansas City since he threw two interceptions and was sacked twice in an ugly 41-14 loss on "Monday Night Football" on September 29, 2014.