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Patriots vs Rams: Super Bowl LIII TV schedule, notes, and open thread

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The biggest game in football is finally here.

NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Broadcast Info

TV: CBS (6:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely, Gene Steratore 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)

Patriots Notes

• PATRIOTS became 3rd team in the Super Bowl era to appear in 3 consecutive Super Bowls. Have 5 Super Bowl titles, 2nd-most all-time (PITTSBURGH, 6).

• NEW ENGLAND ranked 4th in scoring offense (27.3 ppg), 5th in total yards of offense (393.4 ypg) and tied for 6th in scoring defense (20.3 ppg allowed).

• BILL BELICHICK has most playoff experience (41 games) & postseason wins (30) among HC in NFL history. Is the only HC in NFL history with 5 Super Bowl victories.

• NEW ENGLAND had 2 players named for 2019 Pro Bowl: QB TOM BRADY & CB STEPHON GILMORE.

Rams Notes

• RAMS won NFC West in consecutive seasons for first time since 1973-79.

• LOS ANGELES led NFC in total yards per game (421.1) & points per game (32.9) & ranked 3rd in conference in turnover differential (+11).

• SEAN MC VAY has guided Rams to playoffs in each of his 1st 2 seasons as head coach. Became youngest HC in NFL history to lead team to Super Bowl (33 years old).

• RAMS had 4 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: DT AARON DONALD, QB JARED GOFF, RB TODD GURLEY & ST CORY LITTLETON.

Series History

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 8-5

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 5

LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Rams 10 at Patriots 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: First meeting in Atlanta

Enjoy the game and each other’s company in Bucs Nation’s Super Bowl open thread!