Super Bowl 2019: Which is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is the ninth Super Bowl for Brady, now 41, and Belichick, 66. It’s the first for the youthful duo of Rams head coach Sean McVay the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history at age 33 — and 24-year-old quarterback Jared Goff.
Super Bowl 2019 Live: The New England Patriots will play in their third Super Bowl in as many years when they take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL’s season finale in Atlanta on February 3.
The Los Angeles side boast a plethora of offensive talent, spear-headed by young quarterback Jared Goff.
The two-pronged running back attack of Todd Gurley and C.J Anderson has been lethal since the acquisition of Anderson on December 18.
Former Patriot wide-receiver Brandin Cooks will look to get the last laugh over his former team after being traded in April last year.
But the way the Rams will win this game will be on the defensive end. Defensive tackles Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh will look to rush the pass and make it as hard for Brady as they can.
Expect Bill Belichick to do what he does best and take away the opposition’s best option. In this instance he will try to eliminate Donald, which begs the question – can Suh step up and stop Brady?
The Patriots will try to negate the greatness of Donald and Suh by getting rid of the ball quickly, as usual expect wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back James White to get a heap of touches for small gains.
Also expect tight end Rob Gronkowski to get more throws then he has all season, being one of Brady’s main men in close situations.
Brady has been a different beast in Super Bowls owning almost every quarter back record there is. You just can’t write the Patriots out – Brady is like Jason Voorhees, you think he’s down, you think he’s out and then he pops out and gets you, just ask the Atlanta Falcons who would’ve felt like they were in a Friday the 13th movie two Super Bowls ago.
Coach Belichick is a genius – give him two weeks to find flaws in the Rams roster, and flaws he will find.
I have one rule in sport and that is never bet against Brady, especially around this time of the year.
His five Super Bowl rings have come from five game winning drives; don’t be surprised if come Monday its six.
The Rams will be playing in their first Super Bowl since returning to Los Angeles from St Louis, with their sole triumph coming at the end of the 1999 season.
The Patriots, by contrast, have won five Super Bowl titles, all five coming since 2001, under the Tom Brady (quarterback) and Bill Belichick (head coach) partnership.
Both sides needed overtime victories on the road to reach this stage, with the Rams toppling the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game, and the Patriots overcoming the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC equivalent.
This year’s Super Bowl half-time show will be headlined by Maroon 5, and will also feature rap artists Travis Scott and Big Boi.
They follow in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, who performed last year, while a range of musical icons including Beyonce, The Who, Prince and The Rolling Stones have also taken the stage.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most succesful team in Super Bowl history, having won it six times. The Patriots are currently on five wins, alongside the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, and will match the Steelers’ record with a win in Atlanta.
The Miami Dolphins of 1972 are the only team to have completed a ‘perfect season’, winning every regular season game and then going on to win the Super Bowl crown.
Only four current NFL franchises have never played in a Super Bowl, although a further eight have never won the showpiece, including the Buffalo Bills, who lost four succesive Super Bowls between 1990-1993.