As the weather news about the polar vortex possibly freezing the Super Bowl match slated on Sunday, the National Football League (NFL) championship fever is underway.
Predictions about which football team will bring home the Lombardi Trophy are all over the Internet.
It is inevitable to find sports analysts rendering the Los Angeles Rams (15-3) as the underdog. They are looking at the young components of the squad, starting with the 33-year-old head coach, Sean McVay.
The Rams’ head coach will need to think hard in order to circumvent the game plan of his 66-year-old veteran counterpart, New England Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick.
Jared Goff is another reason as to why the Los Angeles team may not be crowned as the Super Bowl LIII champions at the showpiece finale to the NFL season.
The 24-year-old Rams quarterback is being pitted against Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady who is 17 years older than him.
Nevertheless, in spite of this substantial discrepancy when it comes to playing experience, the Rams still has hope in preventing the Patriots from earning their sixth Lombardi Trophy.
Seasoned football coach and former Buffalo Bills head coach, Wade Phillips, shared some golden nuggets to his Los Angeles team.
The 71-year-old defensive coordinator of the Rams advised that the athletes should learn how to appreciate the chance of playing for a very important tournament like the Super Bowl LIII.
They should grab this opportunity because it does not occur to anyone all the time, Phillips remarked.
The Rams also have the upper hand with its cornerback, Aqib Talib, who is considered as the most valuable among its athletes.
The 32-year-old Los Angeles player greatly understands the playing tactics of the Patriots because he used to be a member of the squad from 2012 to 2013.
Talib practiced daily with Brady. Hence, he would certainly know how to attack his opponent in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3.
In addition, running back Todd Gurley, who is reported to be well-rested and primed to defeat the New England team (13-5), is determined to help the Rams.
He has led the league by accumulating 46 rushing touchdowns since 2015. The Los Angeles Rams are aiming for their second Super Bowl victory.
In 2000, they bagged their first win during the Super Bowl XXXIV (34) as the Saint Louis Rams. They beat the Tennessee Titans and were crowned as the NFL champions for the 1999 season.