If you did not get a chance to vote in the poll, there is still plenty of time to cast your ballot before the start of the game. On Thursday, we put up a poll to see who you, the fans, thought would be ” the most important player(s) when the St. Louis Rams take on the New England Patriots in London?” We wanted to make sure that all of the possible options were available, and listed these ten choices:
- Tom Brady
- Sam Bradford
- Tavon Wilson / Nate Ebner
- James Laurinaitis / Jo-Lonn Dunbar
- Rob Ninkovich / Vince Wilfork / Chandler Jones
- Chris Long / Michael Brockers / Robert Quinn
- Wes Welker / Brandon Lloyd / Rob Gronkowski
- Brandon Gibson / Chris Givens / Lance Kendricks
- Stevan Ridley / Brandon Bolden
- Steven Jackson / Daryl Richardson
Well, the results are in, and with nearly 24% of the total vote, the fans have picked… Chris Long, Michael Brockers, and Robert Quinn to be the most important players in this week’s matchup. If you watched the St. Louis Rams take on the Green Bay Packers, you could see the night and day difference when the Rams pass rush was getting to Aaron Rodgers. The same thing will happen today, especially with the amount of passing attempts Brady will likely throw in this game.
Tom Brady and his core group of receivers got nearly 35% of the total vote, backing the idea that this game will really be a matchup between the New England offense and the St. Louis defense. The St. Louis Rams “offense,” combining all of the quarterbacks , receivers, and running backs, received about 27% of the votes, most of which coming in for Sam Bradford. Bradford will undoubtly play a huge role if the Rams hope to pull out a win, especially after struggling to put point on the board in the last two games. The Patriots passing defense made Russell Wilson look like a viable candidate for the Offensive Rookie of the Years, so there is no telling how Bradford could perform against this group.
Again, if you haven’t already voted, make sure to go and make your pick before kickoff. Check back with us at Ramblin’ Fan for another poll that will be up at the conclusion of the game.