New England Patriots to face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII

New England Patriots will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3rd, after each winning their penultimate matches in the AFC and NFC Championships, respectively. 

Each game was a classic in their own right with both contests going to Overtime – the first time in NFL history that this has happened. The Rams overcame the New Orleans Saints to win 23-26 in a finish that was marred by controversy, whilst The Patriots were able to edge out the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in what was a thrilling match.

Click here to see highlights of Patriots vs Chiefs.

Here in the UK, there is certainly a big appetite for American Football as the UK is the NFL’s third largest market with an estimated 13 million followers. The London games which take place in October has been a growing success year on year. Here in Scotland, before they discontinued in 2004, the Scottish Claymores received average audience attendances of over 11’000 per game. This matched the average attendances at most SPL games. 

Super Bowl LIII should be a fascinating contest and spectacle. This year’s half-time show is to be performed by Los Angeles pop rock band, Maroon 5, who will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi after the initial appointment drew a public backlash. 

The Patriots head into this as slight favourites in which will be their third consecutive year in the Super Bowl. For The Rams this will be their fourth Super Bowl in their entire history and have won it only once. These teams met in Super Bowl 36 where the Patriots were victorious. Will this year’s outcome be the same?

The game will be broadcast on BBC and Sky Sports, respectively.

Check this preview below to find out the key players and game predictions.

 

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