Here’s how to stay up to date for the NFL’s biggest game
Everything from the NFL season finally comes down to this. We’ve reached the end of a long journey through the preseason, the regular season, and finally the playoffs. Two teams remain — whether they deserve it or not — to fight to claim the Lombardi trophy.
Here is everything you need to know to stay up to date on the largest spectacle in all of sports.
New England Patriots (13-5) at Los Angeles Rams (15-3)
Game time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
TV Channel: CBS
Radio: WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Mike Holmgren, Tony Boselli, Ed Werder | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (NE), 83 (LAR) | XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (NE), 225 (LAR)
Referee: John Parry
Odds: Patriots -3
For the first time in NFL history, the AFC and NFC Championships were both decided in overtime. The Rams and Patriots are the teams that stand victorious, ready to face off this Sunday.
LA boasts one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Piloted by the young-gun Jared Goff, the Rams led the NFC in yards per game with 421.1. Goff has an arsenal of weapons with Todd Gurley, Brandon Cooks, and Robert Woods at his disposal. Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh lead a formidable defensive front that will pressure the Patriots often. All of this is orchestrated by the offensive mastermind Sean McVay.
The Rams secured an NFC Championship victory with a controversial 26-23 victory over the Saints. They were blessed with the opportunity to kick two field goals to tie and inevitably win the game after an infamous no-call on an obvious pass interference in the fourth quarter.
Now in their ninth Super Bowl appearance, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are seeking to win their whopping sixth Lombardi Trophy. While Brady has produced a Hall of Fame career, his team has been supported by the legs of rookie running back Sony Michel and receiving back James White.