Los Angeles Rams: 5 bold predictions for Super Bowl LIII against the Patriots
Is Todd Gurley hurt or is he not? Based on what we saw in New Orleans, it’s anybody’s guess. Maybe it was just a bad game, and those happen, but with that as a backdrop and based on their last game, expect to see Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay lean on quarterback Jared Goff a lot come Sunday.
Goff played a good and steady game in New Orleans. While not spectacular, he made big throws for big completions. If the Patriots are determined to stop Gurley, C.J. Anderson and the Rams running game, know that McVay will have some early packages designed to get the passing game going.
Playing the Rams can be like death by a thousand cuts. The win against the Saints showed that Los Angeles has options beyond Gurley. It would be no surprise to see big games from Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Also, the tight ends have emerged this postseason and that could be a huge advantage for a Rams team who has a lot of advantages already.
McVay tried awfully hard in their playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons last season to get the passing game going early. It didn’t work. The Rams, despite an 11-5 record, probably weren’t ready for the big stage.
They are now, and Goff is too.
Expect him to emerge and play an all-around better game than Brady.