Pats will be appearing in their 3rd straight Super Bowl which is mind-boggling to me. Bovada has the Pats -2 (-135 money line) Rams will be in blue throwbacks so figures the Pats will be in white for the 4th straight SB. Early Thoughts --The offensive line might have their toughest test in terms of a pass rush of the 3 games coming up. Aaron Donald is complete monster and Suh has come on recently. Dante Fowler has flashed. Michael Brockers is tough to stop. Getting the ball out quick is obviously key. --The Rams defense was #19 in defensive DVOA for the year. 9th against the pass and 28th against the run. Sounds like another game where the Pats could come out in 12 personnel and run the football. --I think James White and/or Rex Burkhead could have huge games. The Saints isolated Kamara on LB Cory Littleton and Kamara torched him. --Yes, they could come out and run the football just like they did the last 2 games. But do you go shotgun with 1 RB/1TE/3WR and spread the Rams out early and try to run hurry up? From past SB's, the pass rushers have gotten gassed quicker than in most games due to the extra adrenaline and constant throwing by Brady. That may be the way to slow them down. --Defensively, the receiving personnel to deal with are Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds, and Tyler Higbee/Gerald Everett. Early thought is to put Gilmore on Woods and bracket Cooks. --CJ Anderson has been good lately, but figure that Gurley will be the go-to back as he should be. Will Danny Shelton be active for this game to help stuff the run?