Super Bowl LIII – all you need to know

As we approach the Super Bowl weekend we take a look at the date, venue and everything there is to know about the biggest NFL game in the year.

Super Bowl LIII will take place in Atlanta and it will be a clash between AFC Champions – New England Patriots and NFC Champions – Los Angeles Rams to determine the Champions of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2018 season.

New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots are in their third consecutive Super Bowl game and it will be their 11th appearance overall.

They won the AFC title with an overtime 37-31 win in Kansas City, against the Chiefs. Their quarterback and team leader Tom Brady will play his 9th final together will head coach Bill Belichick, as they have won the Super Bowl five times already.

The Patriots lost in the last season’s Super Bowl game from the Philadelphia Eagles, but won the 51th edition two years ago in Houston, Texas. They were 28-3 down in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons but made one of the all-time sport’s biggest come-backs winning the game 34-28 in over time.

Los Angeles Rams

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The Rams are in their first Super Bowl since 2001, when they lost (as St. Louis Rams) 17-20 from the same opponent – the New England Patriots in a game which was the first Brady-Belichick Super Bowl for the Patriots.

This is their 4th SB overall, as they won it only once, in 1999 with the 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Los Angeles Rams won the National Football Conference, after being 13-0 down in the final against the New Orleans Saints. The Rams took advantage of a questionable non-call by the referees late in the NFC Championship Game to come back and beat the Saints in overtime. 

The Super Bowl LIII starts on Sunday night (to Monday morning) in 00:30 CET.

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