The final time these groups met within the championship recreation was Tremendous Bowl 36 in 2002, when the Rams resided in St. Louis, Tom Brady was only a second-year quarterback and Jared Goff was a mere eight years previous.
Because the 2001-02 season, there was considerably extra stability and success for the Patriots than the Rams. The Rams are returning to the championship recreation for the primary time since that recreation, whereas the Patriots return for the eighth time in that span.
However, 4 Rams gamers from Tremendous Bowl 36 have been enshrined within the Corridor of Fame (Marshall Faulk, Orlando Tempo, Kurt Warner and Aeneas Williams). As of but, no Patriots gamers have.
But, Brady cemented himself because the starter going ahead within the Patriots’ victory over the Rams, which was additionally the beginning of coach Invoice Belichick’s legacy on the helm in New England. The Patriots have received 5 Tremendous Bowl rings and eight AFC titles however are hungry for extra as they enter their NFL-record 11th Tremendous Bowl and ninth beneath the QB/coach duo.
Right here, we glance again on the statistics from the fateful matchup which set the Brady-Belichick period into movement and the way the 2 groups have fared within the 2018-19 season coming into the massive recreation.
Tremendous Bowl 36 stats
|Workforce||Complete Yards||Main Passer||Main Rusher||Main Receiver||Main Tackler|
|New England Patriots||267||Tom Brady (16-27-145 1-0)||Antowain Smith (18-92 0)||Troy Brown (6-89 0)||Ty Regulation (7)|
|St. Louis Rams||427||Kurt Warner (28-44 365 1-2)||Marshall Faulk (17-76 0)||Az-Zahir Hakeem (5-90 0)||Tommy Polley (11)|
Tremendous Bowl 36 scoring abstract
|1||3:10||Rams||Jeff Wilkins 50-yd FG (3-0)|
|2||8:49||Patriots||Ty Regulation 47-yd Int return (3-7)|
|2||0:31||Patriots||David Patten 8-yd rec Td (Brady) (3-14)|
|3||1:18||Patriots||Adam Vinatieri 37-yd FG (3-17)|
|4||9:31||Rams||Kurt Warner 2-yd rush (10-17)|
|4||1:30||Rams||Ricky Proehl 26-yd rec (Kurt Warner) (17-17)|
|4||0:00||Patriots||Adam Vinatieri 48-yd FG (17-20)|
How they stack up coming into Tremendous Bowl 53
|2002-2018||New England Patriots||St. Louis/ LA Rams|
|Tremendous Bowl Wins||4||0|
|Quarterbacks (Min. 100 PA)||2’||14^|
* Mike Martz, Joe Vitt, Scott Linehan, Jim Haslett, Steve Spagnuolo, Jeff Fisher, Jim Fassel, Sean McVay
‘Tom Brady, Matt Cassel
^Marc Bulger, Sam Bradford, Jared Goff, Case Keenum, Jamie Martin, Nick Foles, Kellen Clemens, Kurt Warner, Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, Kyle Boller, Gus Frerotte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Keith Null
Brady vs. Goff’s first three seasons
The Patriots and Rams sq. off within the championship Feb. Three at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.