Patriots vs Rams 2/3/19 - Super Bowl LIII Picks & NFL Predictions

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 6:17 AM ET

Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, when the New England Patriots square off against the Los Angeles Rams from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Patriots clinched the AFC East Division title by winning 11 regular season games and are making their third straight Super Bowl appearance. In the AFC Championship Game, Rex Burkhead scored from two yards out to lift New England to a 37-31 overtime victory at Kansas City. Sony Michel rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots, who outgained the Chiefs by a 524-290 margin on the day.

Through sixteen regular season games, New England ranked fifth in the league in total offense and scored 27.3 points on average. Los Angeles has plenty of talent on a defense that ranked 19th in yards allowed and gave up 24.0 points per game. The Los Angeles Rams won 13 games and are led by third-year QB Jared Goff, who threw for 4,688 yards this season. In the NFC Championship Game, Los Angeles K Greg Zuerlein booted a 57-yard field goal in overtime to give his team an improbable 26-23 victory at New Orleans. Brandin Cooks caught seven passes for 107 yards for the Rams, who trailed by 13 points after the first quarter. Los Angeles limited New Orleans’ high-powered offense to just 290 yards on the afternoon.

For the season, Los Angeles ranked second in the league in total offense and scored at a 32.9 points per game clip. New England counters with an improved defense that ranked 21st in yards allowed and surrendered 20.3 points on average.

Los Angeles WR Cooper Kupp tore his ACL in week ten against the Seahawks and has been lost for the season. Jared Goff has not been the same quarterback since Kupp went down, but he still managed to bring his team back against the Saints. The Rams have the ability to pressure Tom Brady up the middle and that has given him trouble in the past. Take Los Angeles to complete their improbable ride with a Super Bowl victory. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Rams win in upset but grab the points just in case 30-27.

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