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Brandin Cooks intentionally dropped a third-down pass | 247 Sports

In a heady play late in the NFC Championship game, WR Brandin Cooks intentionally dropped a third-down pass which would have resulted in a loss. Given that 3-leg Greg’s game-winning FG would have been good from 65 yards out, it’s a bit of a non-story, but underscores Cook’s football IQ.

Jared Goff knew why Brandin Cooks would excel with the Rams | 247 Sports

In short, Jared likes Brandin because Brandin can track the deep ball, even if it’s not perfect. That was not the case with (oft-injured, expensive, former Ram) Sammy Watkins last season.

The Slater household won’t be split over this Patriots-Rams Super Bowl | Boston.com

Matthew Slater has been to 5 Super Bowls in his career, all with the New England Patriots. His father is Rams legend Jackie Slater. Jackie, Matthew has enough rings. Please tell him to take a dive.

Rams RB Situation Seems Like Major Problem Heading Into Super Bowl | 12 Up

Much is being made of Todd Gurley’s disappearing act against the Saints. In fact, after a dominant performance against the Cowboys, the Rams’ rushing game was fairly anemic last Sunday. Calling it a major problem, however, is a stretch.

Stop whining, the Rams and Patriots earned their way to Super Bowl LIII | TribLive

Mistakes were made. In both Championship games. And all season long. It’s time for Saints and Chiefs fans to dry their salty tears and move on with their tiny, depressing, fragmented little lives.

Bookmakers will be ‘massive Rams fans’ during Super Bowl LIII | NBC Sports Boston

Placing a friendly wager? Here’s a little insight on how the money’s moving in Vegas.

Jared Goff: “Now we have a chance to be world champions and have to prepare our best and get ready to go out there.” | Rams Official

At times, our beloved QB displays some Captain Obvious tendencies. I’m not even sure I formed sentences when I was 24, so he gets a pass from me.

Bill Belichick: Patriots not motivated from Super Bowl LII loss | 247 Sports

Bull. Shit. If you don’t think he’s had extensive deep-dive conversations with his therapist on this very subject, you’re sadly mistaken. The fires of vengeance burn within him.

Rams Male Cheerleaders To Make History With Super Bowl Appearance | CBS Los Angeles

I don’t think Napoleon Jinnies has received nearly enough credit for the Rams’ Super Bowl run. Clearly, the modern day Lamar Latrell is the straw that stirs the drink.

Does Super Bowl experience give Patriots an edge? Not necessarily, they say | Press Herald

The Pats are saying all the right things, but clearly preparing for and playing in multiple Super Bowls doesn’t hurt their chances.

Rams had a front-row seat at Tom Brady’s first curtain call | Press-Enterprise

In 2002, we opened the dark gate that set this abomination forth upon the Earth. In 2019, we must close it, forever.

Jay Glazer Has ‘Gut Feeling’ Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Could Retire After Super Bowl | NESN.com

Or, perhaps Glazer has just been going to In-N-Out a lot lately.

Look: St. Louis bar puts Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s face on urinal cake, dartboard for Super Bowl | The Sports Daily

In the midst of all of the Saints histrionics, people forget that there’s still an entire city that dislikes the Rams almost as much as New Orleans. And yes, this is hilarious.

Sean McVay’s interview with Rams completely changed mind of front office | RamsWire

I’ll admit it, when I had heard the Rams hired a 31 year-old coach, I had my doubts. On his 33rd birthday, he’s about to coach in his first Super Bowl.

Rams roster is almost unrecognizable from last time they faced Patriots | RamsWire

Kenny Britt and Brian Quick were pretty dynamic, though. Plus, if/when Goff fumbled, we had Tim “Ball Hawk” Barnes at C. Yeah, that team sucked.