ORLANDO, Fla. — The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet in Easy Bowl LIII, and the groups mixed for appropriate eight losses within the 2018 unheard of season.
The Patriots, who executed the unheard of season at 11-5, suffered defeats to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans. The Rams capped off the unheard of season at 13-3 with losses to the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.
So, what does it expend to beat the 2 final groups contending for the league championship?
NFL.com spent time on the Pro Bowl within the past week catching up with among the most gamers from the groups that succeeded in getting the acknowledge:
HOW TO BEAT THE PATRIOTS
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell
“Oh, man. They are a tricky crew and so they’re tough to beat. There are concepts to cross about it, however the preferrred component is appropriate are attempting to safe Tom Brady uncomfortable, attach stress on him up the center and in condominium, play rather a couple of man-to-man. But they’re so appropriate at all the pieces. He is conscious of what you would be going to be in before you would be going to be in it, so to as smartly appropriate prove your playing cards and expend a watch at to be primarily the most provocative at it. I indicate, the formula is by no formula if truth be told straightforward. Football is easy within the general concepts, however all the pieces starts getting very intense, you development on the waft, all americans starts doing various things and adjustments. At the cease of the day, you appropriate play appropriate soccer. You scramble within the market and appropriate expend your matchups — expend your one-on-one matchups — to present yourself a enormous ******.”
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard
“You hang to play your man. You hang to safe to Tom Brady first. He is the most major man. You hang to hang him pondering lots, so safe to Tom Brady first. Then, all the pieces will expend its arena. You safe Tom Brady first and likewise that you just can well be appropriate.”
Steelers DT Cameron Heyward
“Slay the escape early and continuously. You hang to position stress on Tom Brady, and then as an offense, I deem you appropriate got to capitalize on turnovers and likewise that you just can well now not resolve for 3 [points]. Whenever you resolve for 3, you would be giving them one other opportunity to cross up and safe seven.”
HOW TO BEAT THE RAMS
Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky
“It takes a huge defense. We appropriate played together that sport and our defense came out on absolute fire. They would possibly per chance well now not attain something in opposition to our defense, and we did only enough on offense. We had some turnovers, however we did only enough to expend them down. You hang to return out and shut them down and it takes gigantic defense to expend. That is what we had this year and that is what we had that night when we beat the Rams.”
Bears DT Akiem Hicks
“What I will converse is this: they are a huge crew. They’ve a crazy quantity of weapons, in particular offensively. I will commence with one man I know in my thought — Cooks, Brandin Cooks. Todd Gurley. I will name all these names, however you recognize them. Elite gamers safe elite plays. So, for this have of sport, I will most provocative imagine what more or much less workload those guys are going to safe. Or now not it will be tough to beat those guys.”
Bears LT Charles Leno Jr.
“You non-public to prevent Ninety 9 [Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald]. That is a key. And likewise you appropriate got to play bodily; I’m speaking offensively. Clearly, our defense did a hell of a job inserting stress on Jared Goff and having him make turnovers. I indicate, those guys are spectacular, however offensively, you appropriate got to be bodily with those guys, escape the ball if truth be told smartly and likewise you non-public to govern Ninety 9. It takes all three phases. They are a if truth be told, very appropriate crew. We knew that going into that sport and we handled our alternate.”
Bears C Cody Whitehair
“I deem you no doubt must shut down their offense. They’ve some playmakers on the offensive facet, however defensively they hang some playmakers. Aaron Donald is a sport wrecker. I deem the preferrred component is to neutralize him, up to now as speaking for the offense in opposition to their defense, is to neutralize him. Obviously, you hang gotten got to attain that by wither sliding the road to him and getting four fingers on him or helping within the backfield. I deem if that you just can well attain that, there is a appropriate probability of shutting him down. They’ve a if truth be told appropriate defensive crew. Or now not it’s now not appropriate him; he’s appropriate the man that reveals up. You in actuality got to return prepared to play.”
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins
“Almost definitely the most things that we did is you will need to prevent Todd Gurley or are attempting to hang him now not now not up to. They attain a appropriate job of motioning their guys and so they’re modern with their offense and so they safe defenders transferring. All it takes for you to safe distracted by a circulate or shift, and then Todd Gurley is working down the facet. We were right. We saved our gaps right and that formula when play-action pass, we are searching to expend the ball in front of us as lengthy as they are now not beating us on the escape. I will converse we played the play-action passes a cramped better. They throw it in front of us and we non-public and address. At closing we’ll rise up the discipline. Or now not it’s that affected person sport. They’re built for being in a shut sport. They’re built for being in a shootout with their versatile offense that’s modern. You would like be more or much less straightforward and safe sure guys are of their spots.”