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Jared Goff reveals what 'really bothered' him about Super Bowl loss to Patriots

Jared Goff reveals what 'really bothered' him about Super Bowl loss to Patriots

The Los Angeles Rams scored the second-most points in the NFL last season, but you never would have guessed that by watching their performance against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII in February.

The Rams were held to just three points, tied for the fewest scored by any team in Super Bowl history. Even more frustrating for the Rams was the Patriots also played quite poorly on offense, scoring just 13 points in the win.

L.A. quarterback Jared Goff talked to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer at a recent Rams OTA session about his offense's struggles in the Super Bowl, and he gave an honest assessment of the lackluster performance.

“The fact that our defense played the game they did, and Wade (Phillips) coached the way he did, all the plays we made — we got an interception on the first play of the game — and offensively, and me personally, we weren’t able to hold up our end, that’s what really bothered me,” Goff said. “At this point, late May, early June, I’m able to move past that, and you’re on to the next step of your career and your life. But for a while there, that was the big sticking point in my head."

Goff is right, his defense played really well.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was fantastic in Super Bowl LII, throwing for a record 505 yards. He was much worse against the Rams defense in Super Bowl LIII. He completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 262 yards with zero touchdowns and an interception. Brady was great on the Patriots' only touchdown drive, but it was rookie running back Sony Michel and the ground game that carried New England's offense throughout the game. 

Goff was even worse than Brady, completing just 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. The interception came late in the fourth quarter and helped set up a Patriots field goal that effectively ended the game.

The Rams should again be a top Super Bowl contender in 2019, and if Goff uses his disappointing performance against the Patriots as motivation, we could see L.A. right back in the mix for the Lombardi Trophy in the near future.

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Todd Gurley is clearly not over Super Bowl 53 loss in latest Instagram post

Todd Gurley is clearly not over Super Bowl 53 loss in latest Instagram post

It appears Todd Gurley is still not over the Rams loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 judging by his latest Instagram post. 

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FAWK BAHSTON‼️

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Gurley's anti-Boston t-shirt makes sense considering the success Boston has had over Los Angeles lately. Of course, there was Super Bowl 53, where the Patriots held a potent Rams offense to three points and a measly 4.3 yards per play. Gurley was battling a knee ailment but only managed 35 rushing yards on 10 carries despite insisting before the game that his knee was healthy

The Super Bowl was an incredible letdown for Gurley after a spectacular statistical 2018 campaign. He amassed 1,251 rushing yards and 580 receiving yards and led the league in total touchdowns with 21. 

Then there was the World Series, where the Red Sox dispatched the Dodgers in five games, with LA's only win coming in the 18-inning marathon that was Game 3. 

Perhaps Gurley and the Rams will rebound this season with hopes of meeting the Patriots in the Super Bowl again. But until then, the Rams' association with Boston won't be a pleasant one for them. 

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Todd Gurley is clearly not over Super Bowl 53 loss in latest Instagram ppost

Todd Gurley is clearly not over Super Bowl 53 loss in latest Instagram ppost

It appears Todd Gurley is still not over the Rams loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 judging by his latest Instagram post. 

View this post on Instagram

FAWK BAHSTON‼️

A post shared by Todd Gurley (@tg4hunnid) on

Gurley's anti-Boston t-shirt makes sense considering the success Boston has had over Los Angeles lately. Of course, there was Super Bowl 53, where the Patriots held a potent Rams offense to three points and a measly 4.3 yards per play. Gurley was battling a knee ailment but only managed 35 rushing yards on 10 carries despite insisting before the game that his knee was healthy

The Super Bowl was an incredible letdown for Gurley after a spectacular statistical 2018 campaign. He amassed 1,251 rushing yards and 580 receiving yards and led the league in total touchdowns with 21. 

Then there was the World Series, where the Red Sox dispatched the Dodgers in five games, with LA's only win coming in the 18-inning marathon that was Game 3. 

Perhaps Gurley and the Rams will rebound this season with hopes of meeting the Patriots in the Super Bowl again. But until then, the Rams' association with Boston won't be a pleasant one for them. 

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