No team in NFL history has won more Super Bowl titles than the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that is a feat the New England Patriots could match on Sunday with a win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. But despite being favorites for the game with the bookmakers, it would appear that only those with money on New England are hoping the Rams lose in Atlanta, with most football fans in America rooting for Los Angeles.
While the game is being played at a neutral site, the Rams are technically the home team and have chosen to wear their colored jerseys for this matchup. They have also opted to wear the throwback version of their uniform, as worn between 1973 and 2000. For what it is worth, the designated home team has only won 21 of the 52 Super Bowl played to date, a bad omen for Los Angeles backers.
Oh by the way...— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 21, 2019
WE WEARING THROWBACKS AT THE SUPER BOWL! pic.twitter.com/MfHN6W0k4T
Although currently listed as 2.5-point underdogs at the time of writing, the Rams should take comfort in knowing that the favorite has lost six of the last seven Super Bowls outright and the underdog is 13-4 against the spread dating back to 2001. The Patriots are 3-3 outright and 1-5 against the spread as a Super Bowl favorite, according to oddsshark,com.
Game: New England Patriots (11-5) @ Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
Date: Sunday, February 3.
Kickoff: 6.30 p.m. ET.
Venue: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta.
Weather: Live weather update. (Domed stadium, roof is expected to be closed)
National Anthem: Gladys Knight
Halftime show: Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi
Current spread: New England -2.5
Points total: 56.5-points
TV Channel: CBS, broadcast locally on KDKA-TV-2 in Pittsburgh, with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo as commentators and Tracy Wolfson and van Washburn the sideline reporters. As a national broadcast game, it will be available in all regions. Viewers in the U.K can watch live on BBC One and Sky Sports Main Event. The game is also available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
Online Streaming: NFL.com Game Pass on live in both the U.S and for international viewers or live in the U.S via a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. FuboTV also allows you to stream the game online. CBSSports.com, CBS All Access. The NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis.