February 2002 marked the final time that the Rams and the Patriots confronted off within the Super Bowl. Then, the Rams belonged to St. Louis and would endure a loss to New England.
17 years later, the rematch is staged with the New England Patriots defeating the Kansas City Chiefs within the AFC Championship recreation 37-31 whereas the Los Angeles Rams took over the New Orleans Saints for an final victory of 26-23. In their matchup, the Rams overcame a 13-point deficit in opposition to New Orleans, additionally in an additional time win for the NFC Championship to take them to their fourth Super Bowl look.
In the Pats’ case, it was a victory in additional time that earned them the AFC title and their ninth Super Bowl look since Tom Brady was drafted in 2000.
“We simply made some large third-down performs and guys performed their butts off,” Brady said in a postgame interview. “It took the whole lot and like (coach Bill Belichick) stated, they do not give these (trophies) away you gotta earn ’em.”
Brady completed the sport 30-of-46 for 348 yeards in comparisons to Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, who went 16-of-31 for 295 yards.
Next up, each squads will head to Atlanta for the Big Game on the metropolis’s Mercedes-Benz stadium on February third.