The Rams' defense has little to hang its head about. Outside of one touchdown drive -- during which the Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection proved why it's headed to the Hall of Fame -- and not stuffing the run at the end of the contest, L.A.'s D stymied the Pats. Holding Brady to 13 points should be considered a glorious feat.
McVay poignantly noted that overcoming adversity is what mental champions are built upon.
"If you can't handle getting gut-punched and responding, then this business probably isn't for you and that's the only way that I know how to respond as a coach," the 33-year-old head man said.