Los Angeles Rams Season and Playoffs Recap
Super Bowl LIII is just days away! The New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. And before the big game, Nitrogen Sports Blog takes a look back at the Rams’ regular season and their run in the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Rams knew they’d be coming into the 2018 season with some lofty expectations. With Todd Gurley emerging as one of the top offensive weapons in all of football and fellow first-round pick Jared Goff expected to take a step forward, many experts were predicting big things from the Rams.
The team responded to expectations by rattling off 8 straight wins to start the year. The Saints broke up the party in week 9, but the Rams got the last laugh after their overtime victory in the NFC championship game.
The high point of the Rams 13-3 regular season no doubt came when they defeated the Chiefs 54-51 in week 11. It was a back and forth thriller, but Jared Goff was able to keep pace with the gunslinging Pat Mahomes as the two combined for 10 TDs and nearly 1000 yards.
When the Rams faced the Cowboys in their first playoff matchup, they racked up a ton of rushing yards on their way to a 30-22 win. CJ Anderson and Todd Gurley teamed up for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns and the stout Rams defense stuffed Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys’ strong ground game.
The following week, Aaron Donald led the Rams defense against the high powered Saints and although the team caught a break on a non-call, the public has already forgotten the Rams still had work to do after that. The Rams defense held the Saints off to force overtime and Greg “Legatron” Zuerlein blasted a long field goal to win.
Aaron Donald needs to pressure the Patriots during Super Bowl LIII
Heading into this matchup against the Patriots, Aaron Donald is probably the most important for the Rams.
Getting to Tom Brady is Donald’s mission and a proven blueprint for beating the Patriots. On offense Rams HC Sean McVay will have to lean on the guys who got them here.
The running game, anchored by Todd Gurley and bolstered by CJ Anderson, along with outside threats Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks will have to continue their 2018 success in Super Bowl LIII; but, Tyler Higbee is a dark horse candidate to step up and have an impact.
The Rams are hoping to end the aging Patriots’ amazing run in the franchise’s first Super Bowl since 2001 when the Patriots dynasty was just beginning.
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