3 Reasons The Rams Will Win Super Bowl LIII
by Andrew Pasquini – Sports 1140 KHTK
The Los Angeles Rams head into their first Super Bowl since 2002 when they lost to the New England Patriots. The Rams have been a top team in the NFL the past two seasons and boast one of the top offenses in the league. In order to defeat New England, they’ll need more than just the offense.
Here’s the three reasons the Rams will win Super Bowl LIII:
Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson
CJ Anderson has been an amazing find for the Rams after Anderson was cut by both the Panthers and Raiders this season. Anderson has rushed for 466 yards on 82 carries and four touchdowns with the Rams in four games. Since Todd Gurley got injured late in the season, Anderson has been able to pick up the slack from Gurley for the Rams rushing game. With Gurley healthy heading into the Super Bowl, head coach Sean McVay will have two solid running backs to help his offense move the ball against the Patriots defense. If Gurley and Anderson can consistently run the ball for five or six yards per carry, it could take some pressure off Jared Goff and the passing game.
Star power on defense
The Rams finished in the bottom half of the league in both points and yards allowed and has shown to be vulnerable at points during the season. They face an offense Sunday led by Tom Brady and that’s never an easy task. The defense is slightly worse than last season but added more talent in the off-season. Los Angeles already had Aaron Donald, John Johnson, and Lamarcus Joyner but added Ndamukong Suh, Sam Shields, Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib. If these stars can play their best game together against Brady and the Patriots, it could mean a Super Bowl title but if they play like the 20t ranked defense in the NFL like they did in the regular season, it could spell trouble.
Sean McVay is just 33-years-old and is going to become the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history. McVay is an offensive genius at the forefront of one of the best offenses in the NFL. McVay’s system is what has gotten the Rams to this point and it’s a system that relies on scoring a lot and not turning the ball over. His offense finished in the top-three in scoring percentage and in the top-ten of turnover percentage. The question come Sunday is if McVay can keep his offense performing at rate against a Bill Belichick defense in the Super Bowl.