Noe vs. Doing: Who will win Super Bowl LIII?
Predicting the Super Bowl champ
Only two teams remain in the 2018-2019 NFL season: to no surprise, except maybe to that of Chad Doing, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have found a way once again to reach the big stage. On the other side, the young Los Angeles Rams look to etch their name into NFL history on Sunday.
The experts: Host of the Brian Noe show, weekdays from 12 PM - 3 PM, Brian Noe. A lover of Mountain Dew Code Red and a delicious steak from Applebees, only eats Candy Corn in small quantities on Halloween, and an alum of Ball State University. He loves talking about the NFL.
Host of Rip City Drive with Travis and Chad weekdays from 3 PM - 6 PM, you can catch Chad Doing watching his beloved Denver Broncos each NFL weekend while dreaming about meeting John Elway. He loves coffee and respects a good pair of Chuck Taylor’s. But most importantly, Chad is a Blazers enthusiast and his favorite player is Jusuf Nurkic.
Scroll though to see who they predict will win Super Bowl LIII…
The Teams: Two road wins; two overtime victories.
After an 11-5 regular season, Tom Brady continues his G.O.A.T campaign in his 18-year NFL career. The duo of Brady and Bill Belichick are impressive to say the least especially during playoff season. The Patriots are coming off an overtime 37-31 win in Kansas City on a game-winning touchdown drive where Brady looked unstoppable.
The Rams (13-3 regular season) are also coming off most likely one of the more controversial wins of the post season: a pass-interference no-call with time winding down in the fourth quarter. Regardless, the Rams prevailed and sealed the deal on New Orleans on the foot of kicker Greg Zuerlein, 26-23.
Noe: Rams take down Patriots.
I’m often mistaken for a fan of the New England Patriots because I’m so positive about them. I appreciate the Pats greatness and find it laughable when many people criticize their insane run of success. However, the Rams are the better team. Sony Michel will be slowed down and won’t reach 100 yards rushing. The Rams don’t belong in this game -- they were given CPR by the blind officials who royally botched a pass interference no-call against the Saints -- but I’m putting emotion to the side. The Rams simply have more weapons than the Patriots and that will be the difference.
Doing: The Patriots have had a terrific run, but it will end in Super Bowl 53.
In his last three-games against Brady, Wade Phillips is 2-1. In those three games when Phillips was in Denver as Broncos defensive coordinator, Brady was sacked 9 times, completed just 50% of his passes with 4 touchdowns and 2 picks.
The key- pressure from the defensive line in the face of Brady. I think the difference in this game will be the Rams defensive line with Suh and Donald. They should be able to pressure Brady and limit his effectiveness.
Rams must contain the Patriots run game and if they do, I think they will win this game.
Line: NE -2.5
What to watch for:
- This is New England quarterback Tom Brady’s ninth Super Bowl appliance. He is 5-3 in the Super Bowl with also claiming four Super Bowl MVP’s.
- Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay could make history with a win in the Super Bowl. If the Rams win, he will be the youngest coach over to win a Super Bowl.
Points per game: New England (27.3), Rams (32.9)
Total yards: New England (402.6), Rams (435.1)
- Passing: New England (275.3), Rams (295.6)
- Rushing: New England (127.3), Rams (139.4)
How/Where to watch
Date: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
Kickoff time: 3:30 PM (PT)
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Stream: CBS Sports App