Best Photos of Super Bowl LIII

The Matchup is set between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots as they square off in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 in Atlanta. Check out the best moments and plays from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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4 Hours Before Kickoff

A general view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, host of Super Bowl LIII. Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in 2017 is the stadium for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC (MLS). Seating capacity is around 71,000. The 360-degree HD video halo board in the stadium is the largest video board of its kind in the world (63,800 square feet). Notable Patriots and Rams coaches and players from the metro Atlanta include, Sean McVay, Gerald Everett and David Andrews.

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3.75 Hours Before Kickoff

The wordless fastest man Usain Bolt, Olympics Gold Medalist, throws the football around the field while on the NFL Network set.

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3.5 Hours Before Kickoff

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks into the stadium. Brady is making his 9th Super Bowl start, no other QB has made more than 5 (John Elway). Brady will become the 3rd player in NFL history to play in 9 Super Bowls/NFL Championship Games.

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1.5 Hours Before Kickoff

UFC Champion Conner McGregor on the sideline with his son.

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1.25 Hours Before Kickoff

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stands on the field for his 2th Super Bowl as a head coach or assistant. Belichick has been involved in 22.6 percent of Super Bowls all-time. Since the Patriots hired Bill Belichick in 2000, the team has the highest win percentage in the NFL (.740), and the defensive guru has led the NFL’s 3rd-ranked scoring defense (18.8 PPG allowed) over that span. Something to keep in mind though…the Patriots also have the NFL’s #1 scoring offense (27.3 PPG) since Belichick took over as head coach.

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1.25 Hours Before Kickoff

Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff warms up. Tom Brady and Goff have the largest age gap between starting QBs in Super Bowl history – Brady on game day: 41 years, 184 days old. Goff on game day: 24 years, 112 days old. Age difference is 17 years, 72 days old. Jared Goff was the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and made the Super Bowl in his 3rd season. That is the fastest a QB selected #1 overall in the NFL Draft has ever reached the Super Bowl. Four former #1 overall QBs reached the Super Bowl in their 4th season (John Elway, Troy Aikman, Drew Bledsoe, and Eli Manning) and went 2-2 in those games, including Manningļæ½s win over Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

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1 Hours Before Kickoff

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs onto the field during pregame. Since Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003, either Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger or a Manning (Peyton & Eli) has played in every Super Bowl except one, Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens vs 49ers). Brady, Roethlisberger, and the Mannings have a combined record of 11-6 in Super Bowls. Patriots: 3-2 in SBs when wearing white jerseys (3-1 under Belichick). Teams wearing white jerseys have won 12 of the last 14 Super Bowls

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1 Hours Before Kickoff

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay greet on the field. History has shown the Rams and Patriots made the right choice by hiring their current head coaches. Since the Rams hired Sean McVay in 2017, the team is tied for the best win percentage in the NFL (.750), and the offensive wunderkind has orchestrated the NFL’s best scoring offense (31.4 PPG) during his tenure. Super Bowl LIII will mark the first time Boston and Los Angeles face off in the Super Bowl. FROM ELIAS: The Patriots will face the Rams in the Super Bowl LIII, exactly 98 days after the Red Sox clinched the World series against the Dodgers. This marks the first time in history that the Super Bowl will bring together teams representing the same cities or regions that had produced the World Series opponents just a few months earlier.

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1 Hours Before Kickoff

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers (90) leads the team in a pregame huddle.

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15 mins Before Kickoff

Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles, winner of the Walter Peyton NFL man of the year award waves to the crowd standing next to Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt.

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15 mins Before Kickoff

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters (22) greets Marshawn Lynch.

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12 mins Before Kickoff

Chloe x Halle perform America the Beautiful’.

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10 mins Before Kickoff

Gladys Knight sings the national anthem.

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10 mins Before Kickoff

Los Angeles Rams nose tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) stands for the national anthem.

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Sean Ryan

5 mins Before Kickoff

A general view of the coin toss as New England Patriots’ Matthew Slater called "heads." The coin landed on "tails." Here is the story on why Matthew Slater always calls heads on the coin toss. Teams to win the coin toss are 24-28 all-time in the Super Bowl and teams to win the coin toss have lost 4 consecutive Super Bowl.

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1st Quarter 12:14, Patirots 0 – Rams 0

Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) celebrates after intercepting the ball on the first throw of the game.

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