Reason No. 2: Winning It All After a Super Bowl Loss Is Hard & Rare
The Rams are going to be handcuffed by a number of financial decisions they’ll have to make between now and the start of 2019.
That alone casts doubt on their ability to come back and legitimately compete for another title in Super Bowl LIV a year from now.
But there are other reasons, too. Check out this gem of a stat from NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco:
As Maiocco pointed out, the Patriots are only the third team in the modern NFL era to win a Super Bowl after losing it the year before (New England fell short against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, of course).
Three teams actually doing it over the course of 53 Super Bowls equates to a 5.7 percent chance of a bounce back.
Why? Well, let’s look at reason No. 1.