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Footballguys #288 - 2/3 - Congrats to New England - News And Notes

Volume 20, #288 -- Sunday Night, February 3rd, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Monday to you and congrats to the Patriots.

We've got a few News and Notes for you so let's go.

J


1. NE - RB Sony Michel stays hot

Source: ESPN.com

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a touchdown in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, finishing the postseason with 336 rushing yards and six touchdowns in three games.

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Michel was a bright spot in the Patriots offense consistently moving the chains.

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2. NE - QB Tom Brady adds another ring

Source: ESPN.com

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21 of his 35 passes for 262 yards and an interception in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

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There's not a lot to say for Brady. He was not stellar by any stretch in this game but he delivered when the team needed him to and he's adding another ring to his unbelievable collection.

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3. LAR - WR Brandin Cooks a bright spot

Source: ESPN.com

Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught eight of his 13 targets for 120 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

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The former Patriot was the most effective target for Goff but it simply wasn't enough.

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4. LAR - RB C.J. Anderson bottled up

Source: ESPN.com

Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

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The complete lack of a Rams running game was one of the big stories of the night. Anderson was never a factor.

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5. LAR - RB Todd Gurley quiet in Super Bowl loss

Source: ESPN.com

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 10 times for 35 yards and lost a yard on his only reception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

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Along with C.J. Anderson, the Rams never established a ground game. Gurley's lack of use continued to baffle observers while the team claimed injury was not a factor.

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6. LAR - QB Jared Goff struggles in Super Bowl

Source: ESPN.com

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 19 of his 38 passes for 229 yards and an interception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

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Goff didn't look especially rattled or overwhelmed. He just couldn't ever get into a rhythm and make plays. And credit New England with an excellent defensive effort as well.

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7. PIT - WR Antonio Brown reiterates trade demand

Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown continues to demand a trade, and has refused to return calls from team owner Art Rooney II, according to sources Sunday, Feb. 3.

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This one seems to go back and forth but it's starting to look like Brown won't be in Pittsburgh next season. As we saw with Le'Veon Bell, however, don't take anything for granted. We'll stay on this one for you.

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8. PIT - Le'Veon Bell could receive transition tag

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could receive the transition tag from the Steelers, which would give the team the right to match any offer sheet the pending free agent receives from another team, a source said Sunday, Feb. 3. Pittsburgh's decision depends on how much another team would value Bell and whether the Steelers would be willing to match the offer sheet.

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Here we go again...

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys.

Peace,

J