The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53 but the offenses reminded a lot of the Arizona Cardinals 2018 offense
Don’t get me wrong, saying the Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowl in the same breath is ridiculous, let me just preface that. However I would have had just as good time watching them try to muster offense on Sunday night as watching what Super Bowl 53 provided us.
The New England Patriots did get a run game going late thanks to an offensive line that had struggles at times but really stepped up their game in the postseason. The Los Angeles Rams looked just awful on offense. It reminded a lot of the lack of success the Cardinals had this past season.
Both defenses played very well but it would have been more interesting seeing the Cardinals try to play defense and give up a lot of points if I’m being honest. However the Patriots did what they had to do.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, despite not being on his A-game, still had numbers that Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen would be proud of. He went 21-35 for 262-yards and an interception. The interception came on Brady’s first throw of the game.
What was impressive was the holes the Patriots offensive line opened up for Sony Michel. The Cardinals had difficulty getting those same holes to open up this season against the Rams defensive front. And well, the Cardinals just had difficulty in 2018, going 3-13 on the season.
Michel had 94-yards rushing. Cardinals running back David Johnson had 83-yards rushing in two games against the Rams this season. Plus clutch receiving by Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, the game’s MVP, did the Rams in late.
Certainly this game won’t rank up with the best Super Bowl’s ever. I may be a bit biased, but Super Bowl 43 with the Cardinals and Steelers is still among the best, despite the loss.
For those that loved defense, it was a heck of a game for you. Many missed the offense though and that’s what many showed up to watch for. Congrats to the Patriots however.
Let’s hope someday soon we can be talking about the Cardinals and the Super Bowl in the same breath again. Let’s just hope they put on more exciting games in 2019 than this game on Sunday evening provided.