That defensive success didn’t show signs of sustainability on Sunday. In fact, it left the game to the secondary and that led to an implosion with the Bucs setting a franchise record in points scored in a 55-40 victory.
Jared Goff has just agreed to a four-year $134 million extension with the Los Angeles Rams that ties down the quarterback for six years, all the way through to 2024.
The LA Rams are a very strong football team on paper. They have talent on each side of the ball and the ability to win when it matters.
This offseason has seen a surge in teams hiring young, relatively unproven head coaches from the offensive side of the ball. Much of this was attributed to the success the Los Angeles Rams have had with thirty-something Sean McVay reviving the franchise and leading them to the Super Bowl this season behind an offensive juggernaut which racked up massive point and yard totals.
New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday night. Sony Michel’s second half touchdown was enough to guide the Patriots to victory after a defence-dominated first half left New England leading 3-0 at half-time. The Rams were unable to get any offence going and their defence was worn out by the relentlessness of the Patriots’ run game.
2002 was a very different time in the National Football League. For the New England Patriots, Super Bowl XXXVI was where it all began. It was the start of the Brady/Belichick dynasty that we are constantly reminded of today, game after game. It was also the first Super Bowl after the events of 9/11 and featured a half time show from U2, whom many considered one the greatest of half time shows.
So, whilst the odds favour the MVP going to the likes of Brady, Goff or even Donald, do not be surprised if one of Michel, White, Gurley or Anderson take home the honour after running their team to victory.
No matter how big the play, the Saints had more than enough opportunity to put the game to bed, including first possession in overtime, but Drew Brees threw a pick and that is what killed the game.
Los Angeles Rams defeated New Orleans Saints in a controversial NFL playoff game on Sunday.
Rounding up the latest NFL action.
Goff, Gurley, Mahomes, Hunt and more face-off in Los Angeles on Monday. What more could you want?
Greg Forbes rounds up week five of the NFL season.
How far can the Rams go this season?