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#ProDawgs Conference Champions: Three to the Super Bowl

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Wins by the Rams and Patriots send Littleton, Peters, and Shelton to the title game.

NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints
There was plenty to celebrate for Cory Littleton and the Rams after clinching a trip to the Super Bowl.
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Cory Littleton racked up 12 tackles in the Rams’ dramatic win over the Saints, marking the second-highest total of his career, regular season or postseason. He had 13 in week 1 at Oakland this year.

With LA headed to the Super Bowl, Littleton has been removed from the Pro Bowl roster. Giants safety Michael Thomas — the top alternate — has been added to fill the void.

Marcus Peters had three tackles in the Rams win. He also reignited a feud with Sean Payton, rushing onto the field after the game-winning field goal and having to be separated from Payton. One bit of clarification, though: although Peters said he would come back and “share a bowl of gumbo” with Payton after their week 9 matchup, he doesn’t even like gumbo — he prefers goulash.

Danny Shelton was a healthy inactive for the Patriots. He had been a healthy scratch three weeks in a row fairly late in the regular season before earning a spot the past few weeks up through their win over the Chargers last weekend.