This year’s contenders for the Super Bowl are the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams had to play there very best in their Conference Championship games to get to the Super Bowl. Both teams had to go into overtime to get the win. The upcoming game should be good. This is how the Conference games went down. First, the
NFC Conference game was between the Rams and the Saints. The Saints had home field advantage. The Saints got off to a hot first quarter scoring 13 points. Then, the momentum switched with the Rams kicking a field goal and Todd Gurley scoring a touchdown. Both teams went into halftime looking for the momentum. The Saints score the first touchdown, but the Rams answer with another. Heading into the fourth quarter the Saints are up 20-17. With 5 minutes to go the Rams kick a field goal to tie the game up. The next possession the Saints are driving down the field. The Saints are inside the red zone and it is third down. Drew Brees throws right and it looks like the defender can intercept it and take it the other way, but instead, the defender hits the receiver before the ball got there and there was no penalty.(Saints fans are still complaining) The Saints ended up having to kick a field goal. The Rams drove down the field and kicked a field goal with 9 seconds left on the clock. The clock runs out and the game is heading into overtime, with the score tied at 23-23. The Saints won the coin toss and want the ball. The Rams are getting good pressure on Drew Brees and tip one of his passes and one of the other defenders intercepts the ball. All the Rams have to do is kick a field goal and they will win and that’s exactly what they did. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal to win the game.
The AFC game was on after the NFC game. The Chiefs have home field advantage. The Patriots also got off to a hot start scoring 7 points in the first quarter and 7 points in the second quarter. The Chiefs offense isn’t doing as well as they were during the regular season, they averaged 35 points in the regular season and have zero right now. Although, in the second half the Chiefs come out scoring, putting them down by 7. The Patriots come back kicking a field goal making the score 17-7. In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs come out hot scoring 2 touchdowns. The Patriots are on the 10-yard line and it is fourth and two with 3 minutes to go, everyone thinks it is going to be a pass, but the Patriots surprise the defense with a run to Sony Michel and score making the score 24-21. The Chiefs drive down the field and score a touchdown with 2 minutes to go. Tom Brady has an answer of his own, converting on three, third and longs and scoring a touchdown. There are 39 seconds for Patrick Mahomes to drive down the field and kick a field goal. Patrick Mahomes puts his team in position and they make the field goal. The game is headed into overtime. The Patriots won the coin toss and are getting the ball. The Patriots have no problem driving down the field and have it on the Chiefs 2 yard line. The Patriots run the ball and score a touchdown, winning the game 37-31.
Both teams played very well. Here are some stats from the Rams game. Jared Goff was 25-40 with one touchdown passing and an interception. CJ Anderson had 44 yards on 16 carries and Todd Gurley had 10 yards on 4 carries and a touchdown. The leading receiver was Brandin Cooks with 7 receptions for 107 yards. Here are the stats from the Patriots game. Tom Brady was 30-46 with 348 passing yards a touchdown and two interceptions. Sony Michel had 113 yards and two touchdowns and Rex Burkhead had 41 yards and two touchdowns. The leading receiver was Julian Edelman with 7 receptions for 96 yards.
Going into the Super Bowl the Rams are predicted to win. They have a 52.4% chance of winning and the Patriots have a 47.6% chance of winning. This will be the third straight time the Patriots have gone to the Super Bowl and the Rams first in Los Angeles. Tom Brady is 5-3 in the Super Bowl and that’s why a lot of people think the Patriots are going to win. The Rams players are young and inexperienced, but very talented. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? Click here to take me poll to predict who will win.