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Pats defeat Rams 13-3, solidify GOAT status

By Tim Brosnan
On February 6, 2019

Photo Courtesy of USATODAY.COM

You’ve got two of the top-5 highest scoring offenses this season. Put them together, what do you get? The lowest scoring Super Bowl of all time. 16 combined points.     Nobody got into the end zone until there was seven minutes left in the game! It was like watching paint dry. But hey, a win is a win and you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. So, congratulations to the Patriots on a very well deserved victory.

You all saw the video of Robert Kraft dancing on stage with Cardi B, right?

Meek Mill even posted it on his Instagram saying, “I gassed him.”

Let’s be honest, it was over then and there. How could your team lose after that? The man was celebrating their win before they even played the damn game.

It certainly didn’t hurt that LA’s best offensive player, Todd Gurley, was for some reason a complete non-factor during the game either. Personally, I’m a firm believer that if you don’t feed Gurley 20 times a game, or at least threaten to, you’re doing something wrong. But then again there’s a reason I’m not an NFL head coach. Rams fans and I can complain all we want, but the truth is there’s more to it than that. In fact, most of it has to do with Belichicks Rainman-like play calling on defense. The way he consistently eliminates his opponents best player from the game is just pure wizardry.

To put it into perspective, Gurley scored 23 total touchdowns and averaged 4.9 yards per carry during the 2018 regular season. He was held to 34 yards on 11 touches in Super Bowl LIII against Belichick and the Patriots. The Rams averaged 32.9 PPG in the regular season, 28 PPG in the post season and were held to just three points in the Super Bowl.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not surprised.

Did you know Tom Brady is more likely to make it to the Super Bowl than Steph Curry is to hit a three? Than Russell Westbrook is to make a shot?

He has nine Super Bowl appearances in the past 16 seasons, and now, he has six wins.

Rams fans, there’s no reason to be ashamed. This is routine for New England. Yet, somehow they managed to make the playoffs as underdogs. The New England Patriots: Underdogs. How ridiculous does that sound?

There might never have been a season where New England was doubted so much. They finished the regular season 11-5 and it was an off-year for them. That’s how good they are.

Tony Romo said something during the game that stood out to me. He said some thing along the lines of “Just when Brady and the Pats are supposed to lose, they don’t. You give them an inch and you’ve already lost.” I’m paraphrasing but you get the point.

The NFL has never seen a franchise dominate this consistently for this long. We are witnessing history. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny the GOAT status of the New England Patriots. They are, by definition, the greatest NFL franchise of all time. Maybe even the greatest sports franchise of all time (Lakers honorable mention). At this point, if you’re still denying it, you just look silly.

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