Super Bowl Predictions

Chase Wyatt, Staff writer

The Super Bowl is upon us and the nation is gearing up to watch the Los Angeles Rams face the New England Patriots. This will be the tenth year of the Patriots making a playoff appearance, and the third year in a row they’ve made a Super Bowl appearance. The Rams haven’t been in the playoffs since 2004 and haven’t been to a Super Bowl since 2002, so this year is looking to be a good Super Bowl Sunday in Atlanta on Feb 3.

The Rams have had an outstanding season this year earning a 13-3 record and 1st place in the NFC West. They are coached by Sean McVay, the 33 year old former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator, who became the head coach of the Rams in 2017. This could very well be the Rams year to win the Super Bowl with their outstanding roster. Quarterback Jared Goff has been amazing in the playoffs so far, throwing for 186 yards against the Dallas Cowboys and 297 yards against the New Orleans Saints. Todd Gurley, Rams running back, has been phenomenal this year. He has rushed for a total of 1,251 yards in the regular season, and rushing for 115 yards against the Cowboys. Aaron Donald, Rams defensive tackle, has had an amazing year so far, earning 20 sacks in the regular season. They won in overtime against the Saints 26-23, narrowly winning by field goal, and by a missed pass interference call in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter. Rams defensive back, Nickell Robey-Coleman obliterated Saints wide receiver TommyLee Lewis well before the pass got to him, and there should’ve been a pass interference call but there wasn’t.

The Patriots also have an impressive roster. They are coached by Bill Belichick, who has coached the Patriots since 2000, and thus gave way to the Belichick-Brady dynasty, which is arguably the greatest dynasty in football history. This dynasty has appeared in nine Super Bowls, and has won five of those nine. Tom Brady has been dominant in football since he was drafted in 2000, and has lead the Patriots to numerous Super Bowls, and AFC championships. They faced off against the Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship also went into overtime like the NFC championship. The Chiefs nearly won with an interception, but luckily for the Patriots, the Chiefs were called offsides and that was the end of the game, as the Patriots got a touchdown shortly after that call.

The Super Bowl this year is sure to be one to remember, and there’s no way to know who will win, but most of the nation and NFL experts are predicting that the Patriots will win over the Rams, however there’s no way of knowing until the third of February.