SPANISH HARLEM – The final two teams are set and while one was unexpected, the other was not surprising at all. The Los Angeles Rams will face the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII. With two games going to overtime to the decide the winner for the first time ever in conference championship games, you had to enjoy the type of football you on Sunday. Both games were well played for all 4 teams but only two could advance and it took every second to decide just that. While no one was surprised to see the Patriots in yet another “Big Game,” the Rams were on the receiving end of some luck to advance.
The Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints 26-23 – but it wasn’t without controversy. Many people on Twitter were going crazy that a pass interference was not called on Nickell Robey-Coleman in a key situation for the Saints. A flag there would leave the Saints with the opportunity to run out the clock but enough time to potentially score, at the very least, a field goal. While it sucks not to get a call sometimes, the Saints still had an opportunity to win the game in overtime. Drew Brees was the man you wanted with the ball with the chance to get to the Super Bowl and yet he threw a pick that leads to the game-winning field goal for the Rams. Those are the brakes and the football gods helped the team from LA.
What more can you say about Tom Brady that hasn’t already been said? Are you surprised the New England Patriots are playing in another Super Bowl? I’m certainly not. I really wanted the Kansas City Chiefs to win just so it’s a different team representing the AFC but the Patriots did what they always do and that’s get to the BIG GAME. Brady was his usual clutch self and did what Drew Brees couldn’t do, and that’s win the game for your team in overtime. Pat Mahomes played great in this game and gave his team every opportunity to win, yet Pats always answered every score and matched the Chiefs blow for blow late. It looked early on that the Patriots would run away with it but the team from Kansas City fought back to take the lead in the 4th quarter. You had that feeling that the last team with the ball would win and Tom Brady was not going to give up the ball until his team was the last team to score a touchdown.
Want a good side note, the St. Louis Rams lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI for New England’s first of many Super Bowls that would come. Could the Rams end the Patriots Legacy and the play spoiler to another victory for the Bill Belichick? Here’s to hoping.
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