The Los Angeles Rams are gearing up to win their second Super Bowl in team history this weekend. Here’s why they will take down the dreaded New England Patriots.
With the Pro Bowl officially in the rear-view mirror, one thing is for sure, the Super Bowl is this week.
Many of the ESPN experts have the New England Patriots as the favorites to win Sunday night’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, leading to the organization’s sixth Super Bowl title. With the great Tom Brady leading the way for the Patriots, it’s hard not to agree with these experts.
However, this year is likely to be different.
One key to the Rams winning the Super Bowl against a stout Patriots offense, according to Sports Illustrated, is defense. The Rams have one of the best defenses in the NFL, led by last year’s defensive player of the year, Aaron Donald.
Donald is coming off a 20.5-sack season where he shredded and dismantled offensive linemen to get to the quarterback. The Rams will focus heavily on shutting down Brady and his quick throws, much like they did against the New Orleans Saints as the team held the Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas to only 36 yards receiving.
Another key player on the Rams defense that may be getting overlooked is former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. In a recent article posted by the Boston Herald, praise was given to Talib by none other than the Patriots own head coach Bill Belichick. As many football enthusiasts would agree, this is a rare occurrence as the man seldom comments on anything, including players.
“He’s a very talented player,” said Patriots head coach Belichick. “Marcus Peters is on the other side. They have two great corners that can match up, really, against any receiver.”
With high praise coming from one of the greatest coaches to stand on the sideline, Rams players and coaches have to live up to the hype. As long as the Rams defensive line can slow Brady down, the secondary should have a field day against Patriots receivers. The great teams know that defense wins championships and Super Bowl LIII is loaded with defensive talent on the Rams side. All the team has to do is come into the game, execute their gameplan, and not let Brady take over.
A simulation was done on Madden NFL 19 here on The Jet Press and the Rams were predicted to blow out the Patriots 42-17. This not only will assure Rams fans joy and excitement securing a second championship but many New York Jets fans as well, as I’m sure they are itching for a Patriots loss this weekend. As great as the Patriots are, Sean McVay and the Rams will come to play and may also have a few tricks up their sleeve.