I gotta be honest, it feels so weird to be covering Super Bowl 53, but this just goes to show how fast time goes by. We have what is expected to be a potential shootout with this game set at a total of 56.5 points. We have a couple interesting tidbits to go over, so lets get into it.

In 2 playoff games this season, Tom Brady has only been hit 3 times, also resulting in 0 sacks.

QB’s under the age of 25 are 15-75 against Bill Belichick since 2001.

Jared Goff only has 2 TD’s in 3 career playoff games.

Notes:

Patriots are peaking at the right time. It’s interesting because the Patriots usual team approach is being a run first, kill the clock type team, but Rob Gronkowski and James White are matchup nightmares on paper.

The key for the Patriots will be superior ball control and red-zone finishing. If they can maintain those 2 keys, I think they dominate the Los Angeles Rams in old school fashion. I have to admit, I’m very excited to see Bill Belichick vs Sean McVay. You have potentially one of the best coaches of all time versus one of the most popular coaches in the league.

Prediction:

I think at the end of the day, Belichick will out coach Sean McVay in the biggest game of them all. The chemistry and experience of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will get the job done in Atlanta.

Final score: 38-24 Patriots

MVP: Sony Michel, 115 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns