NFL season summed up

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 1, 2019

This NFL football season has been interesting, to say the least.
If you have read some of my previous columns, you know that I am a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Unfortunately, our season got cut a little short.
After a very distracting season due to Le’Veon Bell, we were pretty irregular. Contract disputes kept Bell from playing this season, but James Conner stepped into a pretty crucial role due to Bell’s actions. 
I think every year is going to be our year, but this season was off in so many ways. I am just glad we still have Ben Roethlisberger, even though he can be unpredictable sometimes. 
Entering the midseason, there was a lot of hype around the Chiefs, Saints, Rams and Patriots. These teams did rather well, compared to the Steelers at least. 
Then there’s the Cowboys. I grew up learning to dislike the Cowboys and their fans, but I am always surrounded by them. They’re like ants. Tons of them everywhere and I can’t seem to get away. 
Although they turned out to have a strong season, they fell short to the Rams. I can’t deny they performed well this year but, being totally biased, I still think the Steelers could take them and destroy them.
One team I am forgetting that no one can seem to beat: the referees. 
You can never tell how a game is going to end because the referees can turn it all upside down in an instant. I do understand that it’s not the referees’ fault that teams lose because a lot of reasons to come into play, but they make it so hard. There were so many calls they missed this season. 
Probably the worst call this season was in the NFC championship game with the Saints and the Rams. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a pass to Tommylee Lewis on third down and the Rams’ defender made early contact for pass interference, but the referees didn’t call it.
If they called it, the Saints could have run down the clock and kicked a field goal to secure the win but, instead, they made a field goal on fourth down to give them a three-point lead when they kicked off to the Rams.
The Rams tied the game up with a field goal and then won in overtime.
I believe that one pass interference call could have sent the Saints to the Super Bowl but, instead, it’s the Rams because the referees failed to make a clear call. 
This year’s Super Bowl will be a battle between the Patriots and Rams.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be making his ninth Super Bowl appearance this year, and that’s why I think the Pats will win. Brady has more experience than anyone in this field, and the Rams’ defense won’t be able to keep up. I think the Pats will win 24-21.
For the record, I don’t want them to win, but I think it’s inevitable. 
Next year will be the Steelers year, though. I am speaking it into existence. 

 

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