In a roundtable dialogue on ESPN.com, extra analysts favored the Rams over the Bucs to signify the NFC in Tremendous Bowl LVI. Los Angeles, which traded away Jared Goff and several other first spherical picks for Matt Stafford this offseason, is coming off a 10-6 season. The Rams completed second within the NFC West, however superior to the divisional spherical of the playoffs after beating division winner Seattle 30-20 within the Wild Card spherical.
Within the roundtable responses, three ESPN analysts – Matt Bowen, Dan Graziano and Seth Walder – picked the Rams because the NFC consultant for Tremendous Bowl LVI. All three picked the Rams to lose to their AFC opponent, with the trio every choosing totally different winners.
Two different analysts, Mike Clay and Kevin Seifert, selected Tampa Bay because the NFC champion. Clay additionally picked the Bucs to repeat as Tremendous Bowl champions. A sixth analyst, Jeremy Fowler, chosen the Packers to defeat the Payments in his Tremendous Bowl prediction.
The Bucs and Rams face one another in Week 3, as Stafford tries to duplicate what Tom Brady did a yr in the past in Tampa Bay. The Rams can be a formidable foe so long as Sean McVay is there, even though they misplaced some key defensive items in security John Johnson, cornerback Troy Hill and progressive defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Changing Staley can be Raheem Morris, whose Falcons’ defenses had been lit up by the Bucs for a mixed 75 factors in two conferences final yr.
Tampa Bay is trying to turn out to be the primary franchise to repeat as Tremendous Bowl champions since Brady and the Patriots did it in 2002 and 2003. The Bucs 2021 schedule was just lately ranked because the most favorable within the NFL by Clay.