Patriots Defense Must Focus On One Specific Rams Player In Super Bowl

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The Georgia Tech Brock Practice Facility during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII practice on Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Patriots eliminated the Chiefs in the A-F-C title game - the team with the league's most explosive offense.

But, in Sunday's Super Bowl, Pats will face the second-most dynamic offense in the Rams, who averaged 33 points during the regular season. 

Bill Belichick wouldn't share his defensive game-plan with his former star Willie McGinest. 

"We can't talk about that, Willie, that's classified information," he said.

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The Boston Globe's Ben Volin says the key to success starts with limiting running back Todd Gurley.

"The other players are pretty interchangeable—Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds," he said. "But Gurley, that's really where the offense revolves around. They run the ball a ton and they use play-action a ton. Jared Goff is under center more than any quarterback in the league, they just play-action you to death all day. They've gotta be patient, they've gotta be disciplined. Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower as the linebackers are really gonna be on the hot-seat, but they gotta spy Gurley, they've gotta play man coverage on him, they gotta thump him out of the backfield. Probably similar to what they employed against Marshall Faulk in the first Super Bowl—just make sure you hit him and get physical with him and don't let him out of your sight."

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman ( @AdamMKaufman ) reports



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