Stephon Gilmore predicted Patriots’ interception
Stephon Gilmore knew the New England Patriots’ defense would be given an opportunity to make a big play, and he was the one who made it.
Late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams trailed by seven points and were driving. On a second down play, Goff threw a pass intended for Brandin Cooks that was intercepted by Gilmore at the four-yard line, completely changing the game.
— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019
Gilmore apparently had a feeling Goff would present an opportunity for a turnover. According to teammate Jason McCourty, Gilmore predicted the interception.
Jason McCourty said Stephon Gilmore predicted his interception before that drive:
“He said, ‘(Goff) is going to throw us one, we just need to squeeze it and hold on.”
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) February 4, 2019
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore on his pick: “To be honest, I couldn’t believe he threw it.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 4, 2019
Goff wasn’t the only member of the Rams to struggle during the team’s 13-3 loss. Head coach Sean McVay admitted he was outcoached by Bill Belichick and his staff.