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No cost Press sports activities writer Carlos Monarrez responses 3 issues immediately after the New England Patriots conquer the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday:

Does the Patriots’ defensive-minded, reduced-scoring acquire necessarily mean the Detroit Lions can acquire a Super Bowl the very same way?

I’ll cut correct to the chase: No. New England coach Bill Belichick credited the Lions for furnishing a blueprint of sorts for slowing down the Rams, like Detroit did in a 30-16 reduction in 7 days 13. But all that suggests is Belichick is wonderful at turning in excess of each individual stone. Belichick even credited Dallas sports activities writer Rick Gosselin with obtaining Julian Edelman. I’d be eager to wager Belichick spoke with Lions coach Matt Patricia about his late-season recreation in opposition to the Rams. But the Pats’ grind-it-out victory is not a sustainable recipe for NFL success. Do not ignore they scored 78 factors in their earlier two playoff game titles.

Lower-scoring defensive struggles may operate after in a when, but with exceptional exception do groups acquire without the need of scoring a lot of factors a lot of the time.


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Is there something the Lions can borrow from the Patriots’ success?

No. And yes. 1st the no: By now, we know the Patriots’ success is attributable to 1 thing: Belichick’s genius. Which is it. Tom Brady assists. So have Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman and Wes Welker and Vince Wilfork and on and on. But no coach prepares much better, is smarter or adjusts much better than Belichick. It is futile to replicate that.

Far more: Lions feel far as at any time from profitable Super Bowl

Now the yes: At some stage the Lions will locate a coach, and a general manager, who are not hoping to be poor facsimiles of a thing unattainable. The coach and GM will have their possess blueprint for obtaining a exclusive route that will not glance like something we have observed, since if there is 1 lesson Belichick has taught us, it is that he has completed it his possess way. Oh, and they’ll also have to have a lot of luck along the way, specially when it comes to the sixth spherical of the NFL draft.

Did you have a beloved Super Bowl ad?

Certainly, and it was not even in the Super Bowl. It was the GMC entire-web site ad for the Sierra truck that appeared on the again web site of the No cost Press’ sports activities area Sunday. In all-caps, bold letters it announced: “THE RAMS Previously Lost,” adopted by smaller type underneath: “So did the F-150s. And the Tundras.” Gotta appreciate clever smack chat that also proves prophetic. As for the Tv set commercials, I preferred the NFL’s location that featured Barry Sanders and plenty of greats enjoying soccer in a banquet dining place. But my top rated pick went to the 1982 footage of pop artist Andy Warhol taking in a Burger King Whopper. An icon carrying out a thing authentic with nearly no audio is impressive and unforgettable. In 5 a long time, I’ll continue to don’t forget the Warhol location, but I possibly will not don’t forget soccer players enjoying soccer. Also, I appreciate burgers.

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