On February 3rd, the New England Patriots will be taking on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53. This will be the third year in a row that the Patriots play for glory and for the Rams it will be their first super bowl appearance since 2001 where they also lost to the Patriots by a score of 20-17.
Who will Win the big game? Let's dive in.
Why the Patriots Will Win?
The first reason why the Patriots Will win is simply because of the great Belichick-Brady combo. The duo has been to 9 Super Bowls and won five of them. Simply because they've played in so many Super bowls gives them an advantage compared to this super bowl being the first for Mcvay and Goff. Experience is everything.
If Sony Michel continues his dominance the Patriots will certainly have a clearer path to the Coveted Lombardi Trophy. In two playoff games so far, Michel has been bulldozing teams. In the divisional round against the Chargers, he rushed for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns. Against the Chiefs on Championship Sunday, He rushed for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns. So in two games, Michel had 235 yards on the ground and 5 touchdowns. These playoff teams have not had an answer for him.
Clearly the offensive line this playoff run for the Patriots has been pretty close to perfect since they are running the ball so well. Here's something that is even more impressive about the offensive line. Tom Brady has not been sacked once this postseason. If the Patriots want any chance of winning this game, The o-line is going to have to continue being as perfect as possible considering who they are going up against on the D line. The Rams have the reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald who had 20 sacks this year and Ndamukong Suh on the d line who are just freaks of nature. The Patriots have to contain them if they want their 6th super bowl title.
Why the Rams will win?
The Rams have one of the most high octane, high scoring offenses in the entire NFL. WIth Jared Goff at the helm and Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Robert Woods at his disposal, The Rams averaged 32.9 points per game which is good for second best in the entire league. In addition to that, they totaled 421.1 total yards per game which also is good for second best in the league. The Rams also have very high success running the ball as well. With the explosive duo of MVP candidate Todd Gurley and NFL journeymen CJ anderson the Rams average 139.4 yards per game which is good for third best in the league. Clearly, the Rams are capable of lighting up the scoreboard with big numbers, If they continue this trend in the super bowl then they will be at the top of the football world
The Rams are a very solid 13-3. (15-3 if you count the playoffs) However in those three losses this season, there has been a common theme. Turnovers. Jared Goff alone was responsible for turning the ball over in the three losses. Against the Saints, He the. Against the Bears, Goff threw a whopping 4 interceptions. Lastly, against the Eagles, he was responsible for two turnovers. If Goff is safe with the ball and doesn’t give Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots extra chances, they will be very successful in this game.
Although the Rams defense has truly been mediocre up to this point (Giving up 24 points a game which is good for 20th best) They are star studded on the defensive side of the ball and have the potential to be very potent. With guys like Aaron Donald (20 sacks), Ndamukong Suh (5x pro bowler) on the Line it makes bringing the QB down much easier and that's just the d-line. In the secondary, they have proven NFL vets Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, John Johnson (4 INTS) and Lamarcus Joyner. Their secondary is definitely capable of shutting down the explosive Patriots offense. They have the stars on defense, the stars themselves just need to start acting like stars and not 20th best if they want to win their second Super Bowl.
At the end of the day, only time will tell who wins the game of games. We honestly have no idea who will end up winning the game. We have no idea what will happen. Hopefully, some of my predictions will come to reality. Till then, We have no clue what will happen. The Super Bowl is as unpredictable as it gets. Tom Brady can get hurt in the 1st quarter and then Brian Hoyer can come in and sling 4 touchdowns and lead the Patriots to their 6th ring. Tune in on February 3rd at 6:30 in Atlanta to find out who the king of football is.