When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off.
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The Rams released an estimated injury report Wednesday, despite players having a day off. Kicker Greg Zuerlein was listed as "DNP" because of his left foot. Zuerlein wore a boot on his left foot Monday, but when asked that evening about player health coming out of NFC Championship game, Sean McVay said "We came out good... Just your typical bumps and bruises after a physical game like that, but we don't anticipate anybody really missing any time."
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Asked about the Rams, Luke Walton didn't hesitate to offer up his Super Bowl prediction: "Super Bowl champs... I'll give you a score too. It's going to be 27-24, Rams."
They paid big for free agents, trades and contract extensions and it looked uncertain. But in the playoffs, L.A.'s defense has been worth every penny.
The Rams spent big on both sides of the ball and had expectations to match. It was all worth it, as the Rams made their first Super Bowl since 2001.
It came as little surprise that Goff, in just his third year as a pro, maintained composure despite a shaky start in a noisy Superdome.
One of the most wonderfully ironic moments in Super Bowl history happened just before kickoff in February 2002, when St.
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In hindsight, Sean McVay said he should have done a better job at getting Todd Gurley involved in the NFC Championship game. According to McVay, Gurley - who sat out the final two games of the regular season because of inflammation in his left knee - is healthy. "He's feeling good," McVay said. "He sure looked pretty healthy on that touchdown run where he ran through guys and demonstrated some explosion and what we know about him."
Bill Barnwell and Mike Sando discuss the thriller between the Saints and the Rams including the missed PI call, what happened to Brees' deep threat, questions about Sean McVay's play-calling, Gurley isn't the same guy and much more.
A missed call that could have put the Saints in position to secure a trip to Super Bowl LIII sparked an extensive social media reaction Sunday.
Over $158 million was wagered on Super Bowl LII, a total that will likely be eclipsed at sportsbooks across the U.S. for this year's game. Here are the biggest bets.
Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay reiterated that Mercedes-Benz Stadium would have its "Fan First Menu Pricing'' for the 75,000 spectators expected to attend Super Bowl LIII.
Before catching up with new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens (31:23), Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about the pair of instant classics in the conference title games, potential rule changes as a result of the controversial finishes in those games and more (:42). Plus, Evan Kaplan takes a big-picture look at the Super Bowl LIII matchup (23:09).
Two overtime games. Pivotal missed calls. Walk-off wins by the Patriots and Rams. Let's make sense of Sunday's madness.
The Panthers and Texans will play in London for the first time as the NFL announced the four matchups to be held in England during the 2019 season.
The Patriots and Rams will go head-to-head for a title in two weeks. We have predictions, X factors, looming questions and more.
The New England Patriots opened as a slight favorite among multiple sportsbooks to beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
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Aaron Donald was double-teamed at a higher rate by the Saints Sunday (79% of pass plays) than in any other game this season. He also was held to his second-lowest pass rush win rate (18%) this year. In the regular season Donald recorded a PRWR of 46%, higher than any other qualifying player in the league. PRWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats.
The Rams' turnaround has come ahead of schedule thanks to the environment built by their 32-year-old coach who has become a standard other teams wish to copy.
The Rams' star running back stood on the sideline with his helmet on throughout most of the NFC Championship Game and hardly appeared in action as backup C.J. Anderson rushed for 44 yards on 16 carries.
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