It's the most watched game of the year, as Super Bowl LIII (53) between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3. The champion of this NFL season will be decided in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and broadcast on CBS.
This year's Super Bowl features a pair of No. 2 seeds who each had to win on the road to earn a shot at taking home the Lombardi Trophy. This game doesn't lack for storylines as most of them have revolved around New England's championship pedigree and significant experience advantage vs. a young, talented Rams team eager to prove it belongs on this stage. There's also some shared history between the two teams that only adds to the intrigue. Hopefully, the game will live up to the hype.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There is one scheduled for today, Sunday, Feb. 3.
Super Bowl LIII: New England vs. Los Angeles
6:30 p.m. ET on CBS — Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
The Patriots are playing in their third straight Super Bowl with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady looking for their sixth ring. The Rams have a chance to bring home a world championship to Los Angeles for the first time since the Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII back in 1983. This also serves as a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI that took place 17 years. Back then the Patriots were the young, upstart team led by a head coach who has yet to fully prove himself on the big stage and a quarterback who was finishing up his first season as the starter. New England was the underdog against Rams, who were in St. Louis, and featured the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense. The Patriots stymied the high-flying Rams and won 20-17 on a 48-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri with no time remaning.
Much has changed since then for both franchises, as it's the Rams cast in the role of underdog against the league's current dynasty. Sean McVay is the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl while Jared Goff is hoping to make a name for himself by beating the GOAT on Super Sunday. These two won't be able to do it alone, of course, as All-Pro Aaron Donald and Los Angeles' star-studded defense are the ones tasked with slowing down Brady and company. As the Eagles showed last year, the Patriots can be beat in the Super Bowl, but New England has five rings as proof that it won't be easy.