Super Bowl LIII: New England vs Los Angeles

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Super Bowl LIII (53) will be played in the Mercedes-Benz stadium, located in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019. The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams emerged victorious from the playoffs and will face each other during this year’s Super Bowl. The Patriots have made 11 Super Bowl appearances in franchise history, 9 in the Brady and Belichick era, and they have 5 super bowl wins. The Rams have made 3 Super Bowl appearances in franchise history, winning one in 2000.  

Both of these teams had to fight until overtime in the playoffs. The Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs were tied 31-31 at the end of regular game time. In overtime, Tom Brady led the Patriots downfield, converting a trio of third downs and gave running back Rex Burkhead the chance to score the winning touchdown that gave the Patriots a 37-31 victory over the Chiefs and the AFC Championship title for the third year in a row. The Rams and the New Orleans Saints battled it out to earn a spot in the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship title. The Rams and Saints were tied 23-23 at the end of regular game time. The longest game-winning field goal in postseason history gave the Rams the NFC title and tickets to Super Bowl 53. This was the first time in NFL history that both conference championship games went into overtime.  

These two teams have meet before at the championship. The Patriots began their dynasty by beating the Rams 17 years ago during Super Bowl XXXVI (36). However, the Rams team has changed a lot since then. They have moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles and they are now led by 33-year-old head coach Sean McVay and 24-year-old quarterback Jared Goff. The Patriots are still lead by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots have 38 super bowl veterans while the Rams only have 4. No matter the experience, both of these teams have proved that they are strong enough to make it to football’s biggest stage. The winner will be named champions and take the Vince Lombardi trophy home.  

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