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Rams to face Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

After the Rams defeated the Saints 26-23 in overtime in New Orleans, the Patriots beat the Chiefs 37-31 in overtime at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and punched their ticket to join the Rams in Atlanta to play for the Lombardi Trophy.

Quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots executed a game-winning drive to send the Pats their fourth Super Bowl in five seasons.

That means another rematch for the Rams — a Super Bowl rematch 18 years in the making. The Pats beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI back in 2001, behind 145 yards passing and one touchdown from a youthful Brady. The Patriots have since frequented the sport's biggest game, while the Rams have not been closer than two Divisional round exits in 2003 and 2004.

The Rams last faced the Patriots in Week 13 of the 2016 season, when quarterback Tom Brady's Patriots got the best of the Rams, winning 26-10 in New England.

Now it's to Atlanta, for a meeting with Brady in his ninth Super Bowl, as the future Hall of Famer posts a 5-3 record in the big game.

For the Rams, Super Bowl LIII will be the club's fourth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. The Rams have only hoisted the Lombardi Trophy once, in the 1999 season after beating the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

The Rams are 5-8 all-time against the Patriots.