The Super Bowl is set

Nicholas Raumann

The Super Bowl matchup is finally set, it will be the Los Angeles Rams against the New England Patriots. The Rams last won the Superbowl in 1999, The Patriots have won five Super Bowls in the 2000s. All five having been with quarterback and coach duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

The Rams are lead by the young duo of 24 year old quarterback Jared Goff and 33 year old coach Sean McVay.


Many people are angry about the teams who made it to the big game. The NFC conference championship game was between the Rams and New Orleans Saints, the Rams managed to pull off a win in overtime. Many think it’s because of a bad call from the referees that won it for them. In the fourth quarter the Saints were in the red zone on third down. Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed to wide recever Tommylee Lewis but he was hit by Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman before the ball made it to him. This would normally be an easy pass interference but there was no call, the game then went to overtime after both teams got field goals. The Rams won after a overtime field goal by kicker Wil Lutz.


Senior Ty Plate stated “As bad as the “no call” was, I still believe the Rams deserved it. The Saints can blame the refs all they want but they had ample opportunities to win the game, they blew a 13-0 lead and Drew Brees threw a costly interception in OT.”


Sophomore Liam McGlinchey said “The Saints should have won, if they got the call they would have had a first down and then would be able to score.”


The outrage from the calling in the Rams and Saints game has caused the NFL to look into changing some rules. They are currently looking into making penalties reviewable for the 2020 football season.


Plate later exclaimed “It’s time to make penalties reviewable. This would allow for refs to get a better look at the play and would prevent one bad call from changing the result of the game.”


In the AFC conference championship, the Patriots managed an upset victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime. This game was low scoring, with the Patriots having only a ten point lead after the third quarter. In the fourth quarter the the Patriots scored fourteen points while the Chiefs responded with twenty four points to tie it up. The Patriots received the ball first in overtime and won after a touchdown by running back Rex Burkhead.


Plate stated “New England will win, as much as I hate to say it Tom Brady and the Patriots have looked unstoppable recently, not to mention Jared Goff has struggled in the past few weeks”


The Rams where one of the top teams for the first half of the season but they have unexpectedly seemed to die down. The Patriots have had a statistically bad compared to past years but are looking great in the playoffs.


Last time these teams saw each other was in 2016 where the Patriots won 26 to 10. The Rams have a slim lead on the betting odds for this game. Even though the outrage about the bad calls, many believe that this could be a very close and exiting game.