Super Bowl LIII: Rams, Patriots set for showdown in Atlanta
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Super Bowl LIII
Who:
Los Angeles Rams (13-3) vs. New England Patriots (11-5)
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
TV: CBS
Odds: Patriots -1.5
Over/Under: 58.5

Tale of the tape

2018 Stats Rams Patriots
Points Per Game 32.9 (2) 27.3 (4)
Points Allowed/Game 24.0 (20) 20.3 (7)
Rush Yards/Game 139.4 (3) 127.3 (5)
Pass Yards/Game 282 (5) 266 (8)
Total Yards/Game 421.1 (2) 393.4 (5)
Rush Yards Allowed/Game 122.3 (23) 112.7 (11)
Pass Yards Allowed/Game 236 (14) 246 (22)
Total Yards Allowed/Game 358.6 (19) 359.1 (21)
Third-Down Offense 45.0% (5) 40.8% (13)
Third-Down Defense 37.2% (12) 38.6% (16)
Team Sacks 41 (15) 30 (T-30)
Turnover Differential +11 (4) +10 (5)

(Regular-season rank in parentheses)

Team leaders

2018 stats Rams Patriots
Passing yards Goff - 4688 Brady - 4355
Rushing yards Gurley - 1251 Michel - 931
Receiving yards Woods - 1219 Edelman - 850
Sacks Donald - 20.5 Flowers - 7.5
Tackles Littleton - 125 Van Noy - 92
INTs Johnson III - 4 Harmon - 4

Quick hits

  • First time both teams won their conference championship game on the road since 2012.
  • First time in Super Bowl era that both championship games went to overtime.
  • Rams' Jared Goff will be the fourth-youngest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl.
  • Same matchup as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's first Super Bowl together (SB XXXVI).
  • Rams' Sean McVay, who will turn 33 years old on Jan. 24, will be youngest head coach in Super Bowl history.
  • Ninth Super Bowl appearance for Brady and Belichick.
  • McVay was 16 years old when Brady and Belichick won their first Super Bowl.
  • Patriots' fourth Super Bowl appearance over the last five years.
  • First time the same metropolitan areas will meet in both the Super Bowl and World Series in the same calendar year.
  • Brady hasn't been sacked this postseason.
  • Rams' Aaron Donald hasn't recorded a sack during the playoffs after registering 20.5 in the regular season.
  • Both teams have an assistant coach reportedly expected to be hired as a head coach after the Super Bowl.
  • Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks meets Patriots after New England traded him last offseason.

(Odds courtesy Westgate Las Vegas Superbook)

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