Greetings, Raider Nation! Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday, the culmination of the 2018-2019 NFL season. Today’s game, live from Robotic Butthole Stadium in Atlanta, will of course feature the Los Angeles Rams taking on the perennial AFC Champion New England Patriots.
Both these teams were the #2 seed in their respective conferences, and both defeated the 1-seeds on the road in the conference championship games to make it to this game. Can young hotshot coach Sean McVay and Jared Goff lead the Rams to their second Super Bowl title and first since 1999, or will the Final Boss of the NFL, Bill Belichick, help get Tom Brady his sixth Super Bowl ring, which would be the most ever?
Event: Super Bowl LIII
Teams: New England Patriots (13-5) vs Los Angeles Rams (15-3)
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Date: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm Pacific (6:30 pm ET)
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely
Pregame TV Coverage: CBS: begins at 8:30 am Pacific (11:30 am ET). NFL Network begins at 8:00 am Pacific (11:00 am ET).
Radio: Westwood One Radio, Sirius 88/82/83, XM 88/226/225
National Anthem: Gladys Knight
Halftime show: Maroon 5 with Travis Scott and Big Boi
Odds: Patriots are 3-point favorites. Over/under combined total: 57 points
All-time head-to-head record: Regular season: Patriots lead 8-5-0. Postseason: Patriots lead 1-0 (Super Bowl XXXVI — Patriots 20, Rams 17)
Regular season rankings
Points scored: Rams 2nd, Patriots 4th
Yards gained: Rams 2nd, Patriots 5th
Offensive DVOA: Rams 2nd, Patriots 5th
Points allowed: Patriots 7th, Rams 20th
Yards allowed: Rams 19th, Patriots 21st
Defensive DVOA: Patriots 16th, Rams 19th