When the Rams signed Suh in the off-season, many were excited about the teaming up of two of the most disruptive defensive lineman in football. As the season unfolded, much was made of his lack of production. He finished the season with only four and a half sacks. While that’s not the worst stats ever, most expected better. Aaron Donald on the other hand, was a force to be reckoned with, but that was expected. While Suh didn’t have the best statistical year, the post season has been different. Suh came up with one and a half sacks in Sundays NFC championship game. The veteran made his presence known disrupting Drew Brees early and often. In the biggest game of his career, Suh played like a man possessed. One more game like that and the Lombardi trophy could be traveling home to Los Angeles
Nickell Robey Coleman
For many, this name will live in infamy. While most of the media surrounding Coleman has been controversial, what can’t be argued is how well he played on Sunday. The game book only shows one tackle, but according to Pro Football Focus, he had quite the afternoon. in 38 coverage snaps, Robey-Coleman was targeted seven times allowing only one reception for nine yards. Drew Brees posted a 39.6 passer rating when targeting Robey-Coleman. He also posted two pass breakups. Like Suh, Robey-Coleman will be crucial in the biggest game of his career against the Patriots. While in Buffalo, He faced the Patriots eight times before coming to the Rams. As with most, his record against the Patriots ins’t the best. He and the Bills were 2-6 against the Patriots from 2013-2016 with one of those wins coming in a week 17 tilt. A win on February third would make the overall record a little easier to handle, I’m sure.
One More Game
Many players stepped up on Sunday to get the Rams to the Super Bowl. While the winning in New Orleans was tough, winning against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, will not be any less challenging. The Rams will need consistent production from the whole team. If the veterans can step up to the plate once again, the Rams might just be world champions.