DaSilva: Rams Will Beat Patriots In Super Bowl

Cameron DaSilva doesn't know if Jared Goff can outplay Tom Brady, but he doesn't think Goff has to for the Rams to win

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January 22, 2019 - 9:35 am

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Three seasons into their L.A. tenure, the Rams will play in the Super Bowl. The last time the Rams played in the Super Bowl – February 2002 – Sean McVay was in high school, and Jared Goff was 7. 

No matter. RamsWire editor Cameron DaSilva believes the Rams will beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3.

“I do,” DaSilva said on Ferrall on the Bench. “I think this is their year. They’ve built something special. They went all in, made all these acquisitions, guys are stepping up – Ndamukong Suh is playing better than just about anyone in the league right now. It’s going to make a huge difference against the Patriots, especially against that offensive line.”

Perhaps, but to win, the Rams must get more production from Todd Gurley, who finished with four carries for 10 yards and a touchdown in a 26-23 win over the Saints in the NFC Championship. C.J. Anderson led the rushing attack with 16 carries for 44 yards (2.8 yards per carry).

“I don’t know what’s going on with Gurley,” DaSilva said. “Sean McVay said (Monday) he could have used him more. He said it was kind of a flow-of-the-game thing. He’s not injured, so I don’t know what the deal with him is. Maybe they felt better about Anderson running up the middle rather than running outside to Cam Jordan and their defensive ends, but it’s definitely a precarious situation. They got to figure out how to use him better in the next one.”

The Rams must also devise a solid game plan for Jared Goff, who finished 25-of-40 for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Saints. Goff has been more than solid in each of the last two seasons, but can he outplay Tom Brady on the biggest stage?

“I would say that he did outplay Brees,” DaSilva said. “Brees had a bunch of poor throws, whether it was under-throwing Michael Thomas in the end zone, whether it was kind of throwing it short on that final drive. It should have been an easy completion. But I don’t think Goff really has to outplay Brady in this one. If the Rams can run the ball the way they did against the Cowboys, take some pressure off of Jared Goff in the passing game and really kind of maintain the clock, (they can win).”