Daily Dose: Super Bowl season graded as near perfection

Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Monday, February 2nd about your Los Angeles Rams.

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RAMS' 2018 RECAP

ESPN's NFL Nation Reporter Lindsey Thiry believes the Rams will be a contender for years to come.

On Monday, Thiry provided her season grade, season in review, and offensive questions heading into 2019. She graded the 2018 season as "near perfection."

"Although they fell short of securing the organization's second Super Bowl title, the season must be considered a resounding success. The Rams finished the regular season 13-3, won a second consecutive division title for the first time since 1979 after they swept their NFC West opponents, and made their first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 season."

For the full recap, click here.

SUPER BOWL LIV CONTENDERS

The Rams join the Falcons, Chiefs, Colts, and Patriots as Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton's top contenders for Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Moton points to the Rams' returning superstars as the main reason they could land back in the big game.

"Los Angeles has arguably the league's top running back, Todd Gurley, best defensive player, Aaron Donald, a young coach on the rise and a developing franchise signal-caller. With those organizational cornerstones, the front office can mix and match components and still experience success. The Rams could have another shot at a Super Bowl title this time next year."

For what Moton had to say about all five contenders, click here.

GOFF's OFF NIGHT

ESPN's Bill Barnwell told the story of Super Bowl LIII's defensive battle on Monday morning, pointing out specifically how the Patriots were able to mix it up against the Rams and give quarterback Jared Goff a difficult night in pursuit of the Lombardi Trophy.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Goff faced pressure on 38 percent of his dropbacks in Atlanta, and was 3-for-12 with an interception with pressure coming.

"Overall, Goff completed just 50 percent of his passes in the Super Bowl. He was 3-for-10 on third down, and the Rams failed to convert any of their first eight third-down situations. He was 0-for-5 on passes traveling at least 20 yards downfield, which tied for the highest number of such throws without a completion in any game so far in his three-year career."

For Barnwell's full recap, click here.

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THE LOWEST-SCORING AFFAIR

According to NFL.com's Nick Shook, Super Bowl LIII featured two defenses at their absolute best and the result was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history. The game's 16 total points beat the previous record of 21, set by Washington and Miami in Super Bowl VII.

"The 3-0 halftime score was the second-lowest score in the history of the Super Bowl. Only Super BowlIX's 2-0 halftime difference -- a lead owned by the Steelers -- was lower, which is also the lowest possible score barring a scoreless tie. Super Bowl IX ended in a 16-6 win for the Steelers over the Vikings."

Both the Rams and Patriots ranked within the top five in points per game in 2018 — the Rams at No. 2 (32.9), the Patriots No. 4 (27.3).

For Shook's full article on the game, click here.

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