NFL Super Bowl LIII New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams live streaming Free Online Sunday 03 February 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Time 06:30 PM(ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The New England Patriots are in Super Bowl 53 as the improbable run of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are going to their ninth Super Bowl since both arrived in New England in 2000. This is basically the third iteration of the Patriots Dynasty with their head coach and quarterback as the two constants as there were three different teams with the 2000-2006 Patriots, the 2007-2013 Patriots, and the 2014-present Patriots.
In 2018 the Patriots finally seemed to be vulnerable and possibly not a contender as the season kicked-off. From a off-season filled with locker room drama regarding Tom Brady’s personal trainer’s role with the team, Brady and Rob Gronkowski retirement rumors, Julian Edelman’s four-game suspension, to a 1-2 start including a loss to former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and to the Jacksonville Jaguars (in an “AFC Championship Game Rematch”), it did not look like the Patriots–after losing Super Bowl 52 to the Eagles and Seth Wickersham stories about the professional marriage of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick eroding–would be in this position of being in the Super Bowl yet again.
The AFC Championship game featured the Patriots going on the road and out of their comfort zone in Foxboro, MA. The high-powered Kansas City Chiefs were the best team in the AFC all season but the Patriots jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead. Although transcendent quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs back in a fantastic fourth quarter, the Patriots overpowered the Chiefs and won 37-31 in overtime.
Super Bowl 53 this week will be broadcast by CBS again on Sunday night at 6:20PM ET and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4 in the greater Boston area and and on WPRI Channel 12 in southeastern Massachusetts and the greater Providence area. Once again, Jim Nantz will handle play-by-play duties with Tony Romo as the color analyst. Evan Washburn, Tracy Wolfson and Jay Feely will work from the sidelines.
Super Bowl 53 will be broadcast on Westwood One with their top-notch team of Kevin Harlan calling the play-by-play and Kurt Warner and Mike Holmgren as analysts. Tony Boselli and Ed Werder will provide sideline analysis. Locally, the New England Patriots are on the radio on 41 stations throughout the six states in New England, New York and Florida and will feature broadcasters Bob Socci doing play-by-play and local media member and former Patriots backup quarterback and local talk radio personality Scott Zolak adding color analysis.
The New England defense finished 2018 strong holding the potent Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense to just 17 points, the hapless Buffalo Bills’ offense to just 12 points (and the only Buffalo touchdown came with just over a minute to play and the Patriots ahead by three scores) and the New York Jets managed just a field goal in week 17. In the playoffs the Chargers exploited a defensive breakdown on the first drive but the Chargers did not score again until it was 38-7. Against the Chiefs, the Patriots shut out one of the most potent offenses of the decade (century?) in the first half.
The New England defense had been solid much of the second-half of the season. The defense held their opponents to 17 or fewer points in five of their last six games following their bye week. The defense was temporarily in the top ten in the NFL in points allowed before giving up 34 points to Tennessee in week ten and 34 to Miami in week 14.
The Patriots finished the season seventh in points allowed although the defense was 21st in total yards allowed. The defense was 22nd in passing yards allowed and 11th in rushing yards allowed. However, they were 29th in the NFL in yards per attempt allowing teams to rush for an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. In the playoffs the Chargers generated a pitiful 19 yards on ten rushing attempts and Kansas City had just 41 yards on 12 carries.
The defense was excellent on third downs in November and December and finished the season 16th in the league in third down defense allowing their opponents to convert 38.6% of the time (76 of 197). The New England defense was 16th in the red zone allowing teams to score 58.7% of the time (27 touchdowns on 46 trips). Los Angeles was just five of 13 on third downs last week but two of seven until the Patriots went into the prevent defense leading 38-7 halfway through the third quarter. The Chiefs were just four of nine on third down as the Patriots forced five punts
The Los Angeles Rams are built on the foundation of the Mike Shanahan/Gary Kubiak offense filtered through the innovative minds of Kyle Shanahan and head coach Sean McVay. For all the innovation of the offense with formations and motions, it still is that same offense built around stretch runs and play-action passing.
To be successful throwing the ball, the Rams must run the ball effectively to play off of play-action passing. The presence of a strong running game behind Todd Gurley–and a resurgent C.J. Anderson–has resulted in an offense able to stress defenses with three wide receivers and a tight end on the field and running the ball out of this formation. The key to the Rams’ offense remains off-tackle running.
The Rams have a solid run-blocking offensive line featuring four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth who is won his first playoff games this year at age 37 after toiling for years in Cincinnati. Rob Havenstein is a solid run blocker at right tackle and left guard Rodger Saffold has been with the Rams since 2010 and works well in tandem with Whitworth to make a dynamic run-blocking duo. Center John Sullivan and right guard Austin Blythe are the weakest links and where the Patriots will need to target to blow up the running game.
New England brought in defensive tackle Danny Shelton in the offseason to bolster their run defense but he was inactive against Kansas CIty. New England rotated Malcom Brown, Adam Butler and Lawrence Guy (along with Flowers rotating in to play inside on passing downs) in the middle of the defense. Kansas City mustered just 41 yards rushing–11 of those yards coming on scrambles from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The edge rushers for New England desperately need to set the edge and turn the running back inside–especially with the outside stretch runs that the Rams love to use. The Patriots also need their linebackers to shed second-level blocks and get to the running back to make plays near the line of scrimmage. Look for more playing time for Elandon Roberts–particularly on early downs–helping Kyle Van Noy and Dont’a Hightower in the run defense.
Setting the edge in the running game is vital for New England to keep Gurley and Anderson from getting their stretch runs outside. This puts additional pressure on Deatrich Wise, Trey Flowers, John Simon and Adrian Clayborn at defensive end. Especially with Gurley in the backfield (Anderson is more comfortable running inside) the Patriots defensive ends have a big job to turn the running backs inside to the interior defensive linemen and linebackers.
When the Patriots stop the run they are hard to beat. New England was 7-0 in the regular season when they held their opponent under 100 yards rushing and now they are 2-0 in the playoffs in that scenario. In their five losses (all of them on the road), they have allowed 104, 159, 150, 189 and 158 yards rushing.
Stopping the run is a must in this game for the Patriots. So far the Patriots have been stout against the run and able to play with a lead for most of the playoffs and force their opponents to be one-dimensional. Stopping the run and taking away the effectiveness of the play-action passing game will be a huge deciding factor in the game.