Steve Believes: The Serious Super Bowl 53 Prediction

  • New England Patriots Vs. Los Angeles Rams. As a blogger, I have had a change of mind about some of the things that I’ve written about, such as the amount of Denzel Washington movies that I own in my movie collection, along with movies that I used to have on my Batting A Thousand page. So if I can change my mind about that stuff, then I can certainly change my mind about watching Super Bowl 53, despite the fact that the most boring team in professional sports history is in it…again. And unlike my somewhat satirical first edition of my Super Bowl 53 edition, I’m changing my pick. That’s right, I’m taking the Rams. And not because I’m a pissed off Kansas City Chiefs fan. Instead, I’m taking the Rams, because they have been a more consistent team than the Patriots this season. Plus, the Patriots defense is over-rated, given what both the Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers did to them this postseason. Look for them to fire on all cylinders today and look for them to start fast, something that the Chargers couldn’t maintain and something that the Chiefs failed to do. Defensively, the Rams don’t have the likes of Justin Houston and Dee Ford at outside linebacker, but they have quality and depth along the front three, and that includes the tandem of Ndamukong Suh and the all-world Aaron Donald. They will both be a factor in this game, by bulldozing the Patriots offensive line, and allowing the likes of Dante Fowler Jr. and Samson Ebukam to get to Tom Brady. Plus, the Rams boast the best tandem of cornerbacks in Aqib Talib and former Chief Marcus Peters, and they will also be a factor in this game. Sony Michel has run for 100 yards or more in both of New England’s playoff games. However, him and the New England running game will be bottled up all night, thus putting Brady in the spot of trying to win without the running game. And because of that, his age will show. The Rams will get their second Super Bowl championship in franchise history by the score of 34-21 and Donald will be the Super Bowl MVP with 2.5 sacks.