LA Rams McVay and Goff must end Belichick haunting their career

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After losing 13-3 in Super Bowl 53, LA Rams McVay and Goff must end Patriots Belichick’s haunting of their career

The LA Rams lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53 by a score of 13-3. Losing their first appearance in the Super Bowl was not the true issue. Few expected the young upstart Rams and their head coach Sean McVay to dethrone the New England Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick. Rather, it was the manner of their loss.

Three points on the scoreboard. That dismal offensive output in one game lingers to this day. To sum it up, the confidence of pessimistic fan now have all the firepower they need to remain pessimistic. The reputation of Bill Belichick rose in that game, but at the expense of young head coach McVay and his franchise quarterback Jared Goff.

Super Bowl hangover

The hangover of that performance lingered into 2019. Suddenly the Rams offense was held to under 10 points. When the fired both barrels, other offense fired more shots. The 13-3 LA Rams team that represented the NFC in Super Bowl 53 fell to 9-7 and missed the playoffs altogether. The New England Patriots and Bill Belichick were behind this.

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The Rams were one of the hottest and most talked about organizations in the NFL. Perhaps there is a lesson in this. The NFL has a way of balancing it out over time. The Patriots were simply executing the inevitable correction. But that correction was dramatic and permanent. The Rams were not only shown that their offense could be stopped, but it was stopped on the greatest stage of the NFL.