Super Bowl LIII Recap

By Jack Zinman (Sports Editor) This past Sunday, the Patriots and Rams faced off in a game that was hyped up ever since the AFC Championship game went final two weeks ago, and it is very safe to say that the game did not live up to the hype. The game started out with the Patriots receiving the kick, and Cordarrelle Patterson had an exciting return of 39 yards to set up the Patriots at their own 40 and maybe, just maybe showed us a preview of how the game would go. But it unfortunately did not. The Pats would drive down the field but Tom Brady would throw an interception to Corey Littleton on a horrible throw. Once again, that play could possibly foreshadow an exciting game, but it didn’t. After the exciting opening three minutes, the slugfest began. Every drive after that went punt, missed field goal, punt,

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Roughing the Passer

By: Jesse Cook (Sports Editor) Aaron Rodgers calls out a play to his offense from the shotgun formation. He takes the snap and rolls out right. Anthony Barr pursues him. Rodgers snaps a bullet pass to Martellus Bennett who drops it, immediately cursing his apparent butterfingers. Barr stands up and walks away. Rodgers is down on his back. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback has a broken clavicle and is out for the rest of the 2017-18 season. Some people say that the new “roughing the passer” rules in the NFL go overboard, but situations like Barr’s hit on Rodgers indicate otherwise. Rodgers had already thrown the football by the time Barr smashed his purple helmet into the quarterback’s collarbone. On the other hand, Rodgers’ teammate, outside linebacker, Clay Matthews  has voiced his disdain for the roughing the passer calls including a tweet stating that, “The calls just keep coming—no matter

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