If the Los Angeles Rams had beaten the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII this past February, they would have joined the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders as the only NFL franchises to ever win Lombardi Trophies while being located in two different cities. That being said, the Rams hold the distinction of being the only team to win NFL titles calling THREE different cities their home.
Back in 2002, the Los Angeles Rams lived in St. Louis, seeking their second Super Bowl title in three years against an upstart New England Patriots team. It was a group of no-name players from the AFC seemingly sent to be sacrificed against one of the best NFC teams fielded this century.
It’s been 17 years since the New England Patriots beat the Saint Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. In Super Bowl LIII, New England quarterback Tom Brady’s career comes full circle in a way, as he’ll attempt to win his sixth Super Bowl when the Patriots face the Rams this Sunday in Atlanta.
While New England is making its third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, the Rams are returning to the big game for the first time since they played the Patriots in early 2002.
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are all set to square off on the NFL's biggest stage in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta. Marquee players such as Tom Brady, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, and Rob Gronkowski (to name a few) will command most of the attention heading into Super Sunday. And justifiably so, as one of these star players will most likely exit Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb.
Among all the intriguing storylines related to Super Bowl LIII is one involving the two head coaches. On one side is Bill Belichick, the five-time Super Bowl champion who also is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach.
Old vs. young has never been more embodied in a Super Bowl than with its 53rd installment. The game on Feb. 3 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will have both the largest age differences between quarterbacks and head coaches.
With that as the backdrop, here are the largest age gaps under center in Super Bowl history. As you will see, youth hasn't always been served but it hasn't necessarily been a huge disadvantage on Super Sunday either.
The Los Angeles Rams make their second trip to the Crescent City to battle the New Orleans Saints this season as the top two seeds meet in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. The Rams (14-3) and Saints (14-3) find themselves one victory away from a spot in Super Bowl LIII after taking care of business at home last week in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys head west to take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. Dallas lost at home to Los Angeles last year 35-30 in a fantastic meeting between the two teams. In that one, both squads found success running the ball with Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott chewing up yards. The difference was the two turnovers that the home team had. Dallas has actually won two of the last three road meetings in this series but is 3-5 away from home this season.
The Los Angeles Rams will look to get back on the track on the road when they take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles pounded the Cards back in September at home 34-0 in a game that saw Sam Bradford under center for the road team and Todd Gurley running for three touchdowns. Jared Goff also looked really good, throwing for 354 yards in the victory. The Rams have won four of their last five in the series including 32-16 at Arizona in 2017.