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Tom Brady has not had sack in two games, since the start of the playoffs.
The Rams and the Patriots can count on attacks very productive, thanks in part to the brilliance of their lines offensive.
Los Angeles has had the same starters since the first week of the season. They have helped the club to register an average of 32.9 points per game, second in the NFL in this chapter. All these players will compete for a first Super Bowl Sunday.
“We know each other very well, and that counts in the important moments of a tight match,” said the blocker left of the Rams, Andrew Whitworth.
On the side of the Pats, Tom Brady has not had sack in two games, since the start of the playoffs. New England finished fourth with at 27.3 points per game this season. And Brady is grateful.
“They have been incredible throughout the year, said the veteran of 41 years. They have done a great job to protect the quarterback and support the race. We still need them, that’s for sure. One of the great strengths of the Rams is their defensive line. “
The offensive line of the Patriots has lost two starters before the season, Nate Solder and Cam Fleming, who were free agents. But with Marcus Cannon and Trent Brown taking their places, the sides of the center David Andrews and guard Shaq Mason and Joe Thuney, Brady has suffered 21 sacks, compared with 35 in 2017.
New England knows that similar efforts should be deployed against the Rams lining up Aaron Donald, Dante Fowler and Ndamukong Suh, among others. They are all the more dangerous that they sometimes modify their locations, ” warns Andrews.
“They are dynamic,” said Andrews. Donald is the best defensive player in the league. It’s going to be a big challenge. It will need to be solid in several aspects. “
In the Rams, Whitworth, guard Rodger Saffold, center John Sullivan and the blocker right Rob Havenstein were at their posts in every game since the start of the campaign.
When they play well, quarterback Jared Goff can work at ease, and the half-offensive Todd Gurley can take advantage of good openings.
“Everyone knows how much I love these guys, said Gurley, who finished third in the NFL with 1251 yards on the ground this season. Everything starts from there. We have the best offensive line. They do show it in every game. “