Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy explained Friday on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, Sean McVay’s offense, which scored the 11th-most points in NFL history during the regular season, ran just one play the Patriots did not prepare for, a fourth-quarter screen pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks that gained 19 yards.
Other than that, New England knew exactly what was coming and Van Noy was pretty shocked:
“I couldn’t believe that either,” said Van Noy, who tallied a sack and three quarterback hits in the win. “They really didn’t do — not one wrinkle. I was like, ‘What the hell?’ They’ve got so many good players, they’ve got so many things they’ve done all year, and the one play they gave us which was a wrinkle was the B-Cooks screen that hit for a little bit. And that was it. …
“Or maybe too, we were playing so good they were like, ‘(Expletive), we don’t know what to do.’ ”
Apparently Coach Mcvay was to busy worrying about how he was going to find us suite tickets for the game pic.twitter.com/ooodDEdtkk
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) February 15, 2019
The Rams’ three points were tied for the fewest ever by any Super Bowl participant.
They averaged 32.9 points per game during the regular season.
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