Despite consecutive excellent performances, the Rams defence is a significant step up on what the Patriots have played of late. In Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers, the Rams have a trio of excellent defensive linemen that can really disrupt the Pats offence. On the other side of the ball, I think the Rams rushing attack can really get going against this Pats defence. Especially if Todd Gurley can get back to form, he and C.J Anderson form one of the league’s premier rushing duos.
Given the gravity of the Super Bowl, we’re happy to dive back in a second time today. This is a play primarily based on the excellent coaching of Bill Belichick. He got to watch Cooks all last year as a member of the Patriots and knows his game inside and out. Former Patriots DC Matt Patricia held Cooks under this total as the Lions coach earlier this season. Especially if All-Pro CB Stephon Gilmore spends the game guarding him, I don’t expect a big day for Cooks in this one.
The Reds squandered a perfect opportunity to extend their lead when they could only manage a draw with Leicester City last week, but they should face little resistance from an inconsistent West Ham. This should be another easy three points for Liverpool and it’s tough imagining them being too worried at the back.