Super Bowl 53 will be one for the ages. Regardless of the outcome, it will be one to remember. It will either inspire a large Lombardi Trophy to be built outside L.A.'s new stadium, or it will cement Tom Brady as the greatest to ever play the game. He already has the most rings of any quarterback. Six would not only give him more rings than any other player, but he'll have as many as any other FRANCHISE. I know, we're all Patriot-lagged, but it is the greatest dynasty in the history of the NFL.
Think about it this way... in just this Brady-Belichik era, the New England Patriots' constant winning ways have turned them into a sports super-villain on the level of the New York Yankees. Well, at least the Yankees of the football world.
The Sports Tank crew is evenly split on our picks for this game...
@SportTankESPN NE 33-30
@NaBrownSr1 NE 34-28
@NotTheFakeSwag LA 34-33
@pressboxseth LA 27-23
In case Titans fans forgot. THIS was the final play of the last Super Bowl held in Atlanta. Oh, who are we kidding? They haven't forgotten.
SUPER BOWL LIII FUN FACTS:
- The Super Bowl has been held in Atlanta twice before. AFC teams are 0-2.
XXVII - DALLAS 30 BUFFALO 13
XXXIV - ST. LOUIS 23 TENNESSEE 16
- The Steelers have the most SB titles of any franchise, at 6.
New England ties the record with a win over L.A.
They are currently tied with Dallas and San Franisco, at 5.
- Tom Brady is tied with one other player for most Super Bowl rings, by an individual.
Charles Haley also has 5. He won two with San Francisco and three with Dallas.
- With a win, Bill Belichik would become the all-time Super Bowl ring leader. He currently has 7 rings as a coach.
He's tied with Neil Dahlen, who got five rings on staff with the 49ers, and two as GM of the Broncos
- The youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl was Mike Tomlin.
He was 36 years old in 2009 when the Steelers beat the Cardinals in SB XL.
Sean McVay is only 33.
- New England's Joe Thuney (NC State) becomes the first player to ever start their NFL career by starting in three consecutive Super Bowls.
- The Patriots have never played in a Super Bowl that ended with a final margin greater than one score. (In the B&B era)
The average margin of victory, in all eight, has been 4.5 points.
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