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Rams and Patriots Face Off In 2019 Super Bowl

Jack Wiener, Sports Reporter

After leading his team to a comeback victory in the NFC Championship game Jan. 20, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks to give the Rams their second Super Bowl win in franchise history. They will be facing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, led by quarterback Tom Brady who is making a NFL record ninth Super Bowl appearance.

The Rams and Patriots have already played against each other once in a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002).The Patriots won the game 20 to 17 as major underdogs. This was the very beginning of the Brady and head coach Bill Belichick era. Throughout the next 17 years, they have created a dynasty that has stood the test of time. However, this year’s Patriots have shown signs of weakness and regression.

The Rams are led by head coach Sean McVay who has proven that age doesn’t matter. He has become the youngest head coach in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl at the age of 32. He believes he’s got all the right personnel to win the championship.

Senior Zachary Stayner believes the Rams will win the Super Bowl.  

“I think that the versatile and explosive offense led by McVay and Goff is going to be the new powerhouse,” said Stayner. “The Rams have been able to win with the independent forces of their run and pass games. If they bring them both in full swing, I don’t think the Patriots can stop them.”

Both of these teams have two very different styles of play. The Rams can be very explosive and run up the score on opponents. The Patriots, who have won the Super Bowl twice in the last four years, like to run the football and make the right pass. During these NFL playoffs, there have been plenty of reasons why both teams have won. The Rams defense has stepped up big and made game-changing plays. While Patriots rookie running back, Sony Michel, has scored five touchdowns in just two playoff games.

Math teacher John Bruno had some thoughts about some important factors for both team’s victories. For the Rams key to victory, he thinks it starts with their defense and slowing down Brady.

“So if the Rams get a strong pass rush, which means defensive tackles Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh, they can get to Brady quickly and make him rush throws,” said Mr. Bruno. “If they don’t, Brady will have too much time and he will win.”

For the Patriots, Mr. Bruno thinks the Patriots winning factor will be the play of running back James White.

“Brady loves to dump off, real quick, to White out of the backfield,” said Mr. Bruno

This Super Bowl, to be played in Atlanta, GA, is going to be a great game, and it all goes down Feb. 3 at 3:30 pm on CBS.

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