Preparation for the Super Bowl LIII or Super Bowl 53 is now underway following the victory of the New England Patriots against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Earlier in the game day, the Los Angeles Rams won the National Football Conference (NFC) title, defeating the New Orleans Saints, 23-26 on an overtime match.
Then, the Patriots (13-5) successfully beat the Chiefs, 31-37 also on overtime and was crowned the American Football Conference (AFC) champions.
These two games determined the two teams that will face-off on Super Bowl LIII.
Now, it has been confirmed that the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will go head to head at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, February 3.
The important game is viewed as a “rematch.” In the 2002 Super Bowl, the Patriots and the Rams also competed against each other. The New England team bested their opponent, 20-17.
Patriots superstar, Tom Brady, was merely on his second playing year that time and was popular as the sixth-round National Football League (NFL) draft pick by the head coach, Bill Belichick.
Super Bowl LIII will determine which team will be the champion for the 2018 season of the NFL.
It will be a testing match for the Los Angeles Rams (15-3) head coach, Sean McVay, whose game plan will be scrutinized as he contends against seasoned Patriots coach Belichick.
The 32-year-old Rams coach will also need to step up his tactics for his team as they compete against Brady, the Patriots quarterback who has bagged the Most Valuable Player accolades.
At the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, the Patriots exerted tremendous team effort to defeat the Chiefs.
At the beginning of the last quarter, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw touchdown passes to running back Damien Williams and tight end Travis Kelce.
He helped trim New England’s lead to 17-14. However, the Patriots were able to bring home the bacon with Rob Gronkowski doing plenty of blocking.
With four rushing touchdowns, the Patriots’ tight end facilitated his team to accumulate 176 yards.
Meanwhile, Brady guaranteed that he would be attending his ninth Super Bowl, passing for 348 yards and directed his New England squad to the four-yard line.
Performing the AFC Championship-winning touchdown, Patriots running back Rex Burkhead eventually cemented their victory, ensuring their presence at the Super Bowl LIII.