And then there were two. On Sunday, February 3rd one game will decide who will reign as Super Bowl Champions. The Patriots and the Rams have defeated everyone else to make it to this point in the season.
41 year old Tom Brady will enter into his 9th Super Bowl appearance. Brady will have more appearances in the big game then any other franchise in history. The Patriots faced an easy last two games in the regular season playing against the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. In the playoffs New England faced off against the Los Angles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs, two teams that by the records should have beat the Pats. In typical Brady fashion other plans were made and New England made its way to the Super Bowl.
The other team in this game is the Los Angles Rams. The Rams too had and easy final two games in the regular season facing the 49ers and the Cardinals. In the playoffs they faced the charging Dallas Cowboys and the favored New Orleans Saints. The leader of the Rams, Jared Goff is making his first appearance in a Super Bowl. After all he has only been in the league for a couple years, but he has made an impact to the Rams team. The Rams defense will attempt to do what no other team has been able to do consistently, and that is put pressure on “Tom Terrific”.
These two teams and how they match-up should be interesting. Each QB has pulled off incredible wins this season. They have also made some unlikely mistakes. The offensive line of the Patriots have always done a second to none job at protecting Brady. The question is can they stop the rush of Rams, Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald? Both teams have outstanding backfields. Sony Michele from the Patriots and Todd Gurley from the Rams are two of the best running backs in the game. Each team has an elite receiving core with deep threats and across the middle guys to catch what the QB’s dish out.
We are just hours from finding out just who will be this seasons champion. The Patriots or the Rams, who will it be? Will Goff, off the Patriots to claim his first Super Bowl victory or will Brady and the Patriots get their 6-Pack to tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowls by a franchise? It all comes down to one game, four quarters, 60 minutes, two teams, how ever you want to say it Sunday will decide.
For those who don’t watch just for the game, there is another attraction the Super Bowl brings, commercials. At 5 million dollars for a 30 second spot there is a lot of creativity put into these sometimes micro-movies of entertainment, for companies like Anheuser-Bush, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and even Stella Artois. For a peek into the upcoming entertainment between the football breaks you can visit Time.
Well for the last time this football season I will try to predict what the outcome of the big game will be. History shows us that Tom Brady is no one to ever count out in the big games. Another is never let him have the ball with any time on the clock. And above all else never let the Patriots get in the lead. That being said I believe the game will start out with the Rams getting the ball. The Rams will score on a big play early giving them the lead. The Patriots will also score on their opening possession to keep the game close.
At the end of the first half I think the Rams will lead the Patriots 17-14. By the end of the Third quarter the Patriots will score twice more and the Rams just once making it a 24-28 Pats lead. In the forth and final quarter the Rams will put up 10 points giving them 34. But with under 2 minutes left in the game Brady, as he does will march his team down the field and score the winning TD with no time on the clock giving the Patriots a 34-35 victory.
Now there is one more thing I want to add. “I hope I am completely wrong and this is a total blow out by the Rams and they squash the dreams of the Patriots becoming tied with the Steelers for the most Super Bowls.” Its been a great year and I have enjoyed writing articles for all of you to read. Most of all it is fun to see your comments and read what you think. Enjoy the game and I will see you all next year.
Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. est broadcast on CBS.