NFL super-SUN0203

ON THIS POST:

  • Super Bowl 53 at a glance

  • Patriots-Rams stats matchup

  • Charting TDs, first downs

  • Season stats comparison

  • Rosters by college

  • Super Bowl titles, results


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SUPER BOWL MATCHUP

New England Patriots

vs.

Los Angeles Rams

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Sunday, Feb. 3, 5:30, CBS

Patriots by 2.5; over/under 56.5

  • Records: Patriots 13-5, Rams 15-3

  • All-time series: Patriots 8-5

  • Last meeting: Patriots won

    26-10 at home on Dec. 4, 2016

  • Super Bowl 36: Patriots won

    20-17 in 2002 game in New Orleans

  • Coaches:

    Bill Belichick: 30-11 in playoffs

    Sean McVay: 2-1 in playoffs


2 & 4

Rams, Patriots rank

in scoring average,

total offensive yards

SEASON AVERAGES, RANKS
PATRIOTS OFFENSE RAMS
27.3 (4) Scoring 32.9 (2)
393.4 (4) Total 421.1 (2)
266.1 (8) Passing 281.7 (5)
127.3 (5) Rushing 139.4 (3)
PATRIOTS DEFENSE RAMS
20.6 (7) Scoring 24.0 (20)
359.1 (21) Total 358.6 (19)
246.4 (22) Passing 236.3 (14)
112.7 (11) Rushing 122.3 (23)

HOW THEY MATCH UP
PATRIOTS STAT RAMS
365 First downs 401
82/201 3rd downs 86/95
7/14 4th downs 6/15
6,295 Total yards 6,738
1,073 Offensive plays 1,060
6 Avg. per play 6.4
2,037 Rushing yards 2,231
478 Rushing plays 459
4.3 Avg. per rush 4.9
4,258 Passing yards 4,507
378-574-11 Cmp-att-int 368-568-12
7.7 Avg. per pass 8.3
72 Sack 41
27/32 Field goals 34/41
51 Touchdowns 60
31:05 Possession time 30:41

Season scoring breakdown

Patriots had 1 return TD

First downs gained


First downs allowed


ICYMI


Super Bowl rosters by college

6: AAC, 4: CUSA; 2: MAC, independents; 1: Sun

10

Players from FCS schools

and 2 Division II players

on Rams, Patriots rosters

PATRIOTS' ROSTER, COLLEGES
PLAYER NO POS COLLEGE
Dwayne Allen 83 TE Clemson
Ryan Allen 6 P La. Tech
Stephen Anderson 80 TE California
David Andrews 60 C Georgia
Tom Brady 12 QB Michigan
Malcom Brown 90 DL Texas
Trent Brown 77 OL Florida
Rex Burkhead 34 RB Nebraska
Adam Butler 70 DL Vanderbilt
Marcus Cannon 61 OL TCU
Joe Cardona 49 LS Navy
Patrick Chung 23 S Oregon
Adrian Clayborn 94 DE Iowa
Keion Crossen 35 DB W. Carolina
Keionta Davis 58 DL Tenn-Chatt
Duke Dawson Jr. 29 DB Florida
James Develin 46 FB Brown
Phillip Dorsett 13 WR Miami
Nate Ebner 43 DB Ohio St.
Julian Edelman 11 WR Kent St.
James Ferentz 66 OL Iowa
Trey Flowers 98 DL Arkansas
Stephon Gilmore 24 CB S. Carolina
Stephen Gostkowski 3 K Memphis
Rob Gronkowski 87 TE Arizona
Lawrence Guy 93 DL Arizona St.
Duron Harmon 21 DB Rutgers
Dont'a Hightower 54 LB Alabama
Chris Hogan 15 WR Monmouth
Brian Hoyer 2 QB Mich. St
Ramon Humber 50 LB N. Dak. St.
J.C. Jackson 27 DB Maryland
Jonathan Jones 31 DB Auburn
Ufomba Kamalu 97 DL Miami
Ted Karras 75 OL Illinois
Brandon King 36 LB Auburn
Shaq Mason 69 OL Ga. Tech
Albert McClellan 59 LB Marshall
Devin McCourty 32 DB Rutgers
Jason McCourty 30 CB Rugers
Obi Melifonwu 22 DB UConn
Sony Michel 26 RB Georgia
Cordarrelle
Patterson
84 WR Tennessee
Derek Rivers 95 DE Yngstwn St
Elandon Roberts 52 LB Houston
Danny Shelton 71 DL Washington
John Simon 55 DE Ohio St.
Matthew Slater 18 WR UCLA
Joe Thuney 62 OL NC State
Kyle Van Noy 53 LB BYU
LaAdrian Waddle 68 OL Texas Tech
James White 28 RB Wisconsin
Deatrich Wise Jr. 91 DL Arkansas

4

Players from Georgia, Rutgers

on the 2 teams; 10 schools

have 3 players each

RAMS' ROSTER, COLLEGES
PLAYER NO POS COLLEGE
Brian Allen 55 C Mich. St
C.J. Anderson 35 RB California
Mark Barron 26 ILB Alabama
Austin Blythe 66 C Iowa
Michael Brockers 90 DL LSU
Marqui Christian 41 S Midwstrn St
Brandin Cooks 12 WR Oregon St.
Blake Countess 24 DB Auburn
Justin Davis 33 RB USC
Jamil Demby 64 OG Maine
Aaron Donald 99 DT Pitt
Samson Ebukam 50 OLB E. Wash.
Gerald Everett 81 TE S. Alabama
Dante Fowler Jr. 56 OLB Florida
John Franklin-
Myers
94 DE S.F. Austin
Jared Goff 16 QB California
Todd Gurley 30 RB Georgia
Bryce Hager 54 LB Baylor
Rob Havenstein 79 OT Wisconsin
Johnny Hekker 6 P Oregon St.
Tyler Higbee 89 TE Western Ky.
Troy Hill 32 CB Oregon
KhaDarel Hodge 11 WR Pr View A&M
John Johnson III 43 S Boston Coll
Sebastian
Joseph-Day
69 DT Rutgers
Lamarcus Joyner 20 S Florida St.
John Kelly 42 RB Tennessee
Micah Kisner 59 LB Virginia
Justin Lawler 53 OLB SMU
Cory Littleton 58 ILB Washington
Matt Longacre 96 OLB NW Mo. St.
Sean Mannion 14 QB Oregon St.
Jake McQuaide 44 LS Ohio St.
Johnny Mundt 82 TE Oregon
JoJo Natson 19 WR Akron
Joseph Noteboom 70 T TCU
Ogbonnia
Okoronwko
45 LB Oklahoma
Marcus Peters 22 CB Washington
Josh Reynolds 83 WR Texas A&M
Nickell Robey-
Coleman
23 CB USC
Rodger Saffold 76 OG Indiana
Sam Shields 37 CB Miami
Tanzel Smart 92 DT Tulane
Ndamukong Suh 93 DT Nebraska
John Sullivan 65 C Notre Dame
Aqib Talib 21 CB Kansas
Ethan Westbrooks 95 DE W. Tex A&M
Andrew Whitworth 77 OT LSU
Darious Williams 31 DB UAB
Ramik Wilson 52 LB Georgia
Robert Woods 17 WR USC
Trevon Young 49 OLB Louisville
Greg Zuerlein 4 K Mo. W. State

20

Years CBS has broadcast

the Super Bowl; 19 for NBC,

Fox and ABC both with 7

5

Jim Nance calling 5th game (Pat Summerall leads with 11) while Tony Romo is 23rd analyst to work game

115

Cameras CBS will use to cover the game; in 1972 CBS used 15


Source: nfl.com; football-reference,com; ncaa.com