Los Angeles Rams: 5 bold predictions for Super Bowl LIII against the Patriots
For a host of reasons, some that will reveal themselves come Super Bowl Sunday, the NFC Championship Game in New Orleans was probably the best thing that could have happened to the Los Angeles Rams in the postseason. A huge dome environment, a Hall Of Fame Quarterback, and a serious championship contender.
Los Angeles looked overwhelmed initially, and had the Saints scores two touchdowns in that first quarter instead of two field goals, it’s likely New Orleans is playing on Super Sunday.
But they didn’t score touchdowns and they didn’t put the Rams away when they had the chance.
Best thing about that first quarter is what LA did, and that was to hang around. They didn’t get blown out, they found a way via the defense to stay close and give the offense opportunities. In a game the magnitude of the Super Bowl, and against an opponent like the Patriots, not getting overwhelmed early will be key. The experience of the NFC Championship Game will serve them well in that sense.
Look for some points early, as either one or both teams will have something special to try and catch the other off guard. Also, don’t expect the Rams to be starstruck by the Patriots and Tom Brady. Having already played some HOF caliber quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Russell Wilson this season, Brady will be just another day at the office.