Patriots

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Jason McCourty played a major role in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

In the third quarter with the Patriots leading 3-0, McCourty broke up a would-be touchdown throw to a wide-open Brandin Cooks. McCourty covered 19.5 yards in 2.4 seconds to make the sensational play.

On Monday, McCourty joined Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants to break it down.

"[Devin McCourty] said to us in pregame that we all need to have one another's back," Jason McCourty said. "And that's what it was about. Fighting for one another, playing for one another. I think that was a great example of doing that throughout the course of that game. Obviously, on the front side of that play, we didn't play it the way we wanted to play it. But earlier in the game, we got a similar play to that. I was on the back side and we got to the sideline, we're looking at the pictures, and they were just like 'you got to climb and you've got to get there to be able to help.'

So when the play came back up, I was looking to be able to climb to get there to help, and it was kind of that whole 'oh, he's wide open' moment and just an all-out sprint at that point to try to get there. My thought process was maybe he'll get forced to jump for the ball and I can push him out, but I was able to get there as the ball was getting there, and was lucky enough to get it off him."

 

McCourty also used a perfect analogy to describe the feeling of going from 0-16 with Cleveland a season ago to winning his first Super Bowl. Watch below. . .

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