Congratulations to the Los Angeles Rams on winning the NFC Championship against the New Orleans Saints and making Super Bowl 53! In exactly two weeks, the team will play for its second Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history against whoever wins the AFC Championship later today — either the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs or the number two New England Patriots.
The NFC title game started with the home team taking a quick 13-0 lead while the Rams failed to get anything going offensively. That changed, however, when L.A. ran a fake punt to keep a field goal drive alive in the second quarter. The team added a touchdown to enter the half down just three points — despite getting dominated for most of the half.
The game continued to be a close one in the third quarter, but the Saints went up 23-20 inside the two-minute warning. However, the NFC’s number two seed fought back and tied the game to force overtime. The Saints won the toss, but Drew Brees threw a pick on the first series to give the football back to the Rams. Los Angeles then won on a 57-yard walk-off field goal.
Super Bowl 53: Los Angeles Rams vs AFC Champions
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA
Referee: John Parry
SB Nation affiliate: Turf Show Times
TV: CBS, with Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (color commentary), Tracy Wolfson (sideline) and Jay Feely (sideline)
Radio: Westwood One
Online radio: TuneIn
Line: Rams -1 vs Chiefs, Rams -1 vs Patriots
Over/Under: 61 vs Chiefs, 59.5 vs Patriots
For more betting information, please visit SB Nations’ Playoff Betting Guide.