Tom Brady, who else?
The New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl for the third season in a row, and the ninth time in 18 years since Brady became the team’s starting quarterback.
This will be the 9th Super Bowl appearance by the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick tandem, more than twice as many as any other duo in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/lJUpU4MCFo
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 21, 2019
The Patriots beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in a thriller, with multiple lead changes in the final moments of the fourth quarter, before New England’s game-winning drive on the first possession of overtime.
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New England’s opponent in Super Bowl LIII is the Los Angeles Rams, who won a thriller of their own in the NFC Championship game.
Imagine not allowing the Saints to get to the Super Bowl because you thought this wasn’t a penalty pic.twitter.com/cyPNmkGUiB
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 20, 2019
A controversial non-call gave Jared Goff and the Rams an extra chance against the New Orleans Saints, which they took full advantage of. A last second field goal tied the game for LA, and Greg Zuerlein kicked another in overtime, winning the game 26-23 to send his team to the championship game.
The Rams will play in their first Super Bowl since 2002 (Brady’s first Super Bowl), and the first since moving back to LA from St Louis in 2016.
The Super Bowl will take place in two weeks, on February 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.