Matt Kalinowski | Sports Reporter
I give New England the edge here because of two eternal factors: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. They'll be able to adapt to any situation LA throws at them. The Rams also excel at adapting, but if they win it will be because of the pressure their defensive line creates, primarily Aaron Donald.
Patriots 28, Rams 24
Nicholas Honeysett | Sports Reporter
There are not a lot of people in the Midwest cheering for the Patriots, but this reporter had them going all the way at the beginning of the season. This will be Tom Brady's easiest Super Bowl win. Brady will get his fifth Super Bowl MVP. Hopefully the game goes into overtime for free wings, but I won't lose hope in the Patriots winning the game.
Patriots 33, Rams 27
Ben Adkins | Sports Reporter
As much as I'd like to see a new team hoist the Lombardi Trophy, I don't think this will be the year. I will not bet against Brady again.
Patriots 30, Rams 22
Tyler Jachnicki | Sports Reporter
If there's one positive about the Patriots representing the AFC in Super Bowl LIII, it's that every Super Bowl New England has been in has been decided by an average of 4.25 points. In a game that goes down to the wire, I know who I want under center, and that' Tom Brady. In what is destined to be a shootout, I'll take the superior defense and the quarterback that is destined to win his sixth Super Bowl and fifth Super Bowl MVP.
Patriots 32, Rams 28
Jake Sermersheim | Sports Reporter
After the overtime win over the Chiefs, the Patriots and Bill Belichick find themselves in their third straight Super Bowl appearance and their eighth appearance since 2002. The Rams travel to their first Super Bowl since moving back to Los Angeles, with a superstar team made up of head coach Sean McVay, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and a star-studded defense. With an offense that ranked second in the league and one of the better defenses, look for the Rams to take down the Patriots in a competitive matchup.
Rams 31, Patriots 23
Kade Heather | Sports Editor
A young, unproven quarterback going up against a team and quarterback with all the experience in the world. Sounds a little similar to Super Bowl XXXVI when 24-year old Tom Brady took the stage against the St. Louis Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf." Coincidentally, that 2002 game was also played on Feb. 3. As for this year's game, New England must feel very comfortable. This will be pretty evenly matched across the board and the Patriots will not let what happened last year happen again. The pure experience and having done this so many times will lead New England to its sixth Super Bowl victory.
Patriots 23, Rams 18