It’s Super Bowl Sunday as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams prepare to face off in the final game of the 2018-19 NFL season.
The Patriots won their 10th straight AFC East title with an 11-5 regular season record. In the playoffs, they beat the only two AFC teams to win more games than them in 2018 – the Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round, and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
The Rams, led by second-year head coach Sean McVay, similarly won their NFC West division title with ease. Behind a high-octane offense run by quarterback Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, and a defense led by Defender of the Year Aaron Donald, the Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round, and upset the New Orleans Saints (albeit controversially) in the NFC Championship Game.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Patriots-Rams game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Los Angeles will pull off the upset. The computer model gives the Rams a 52.4 percent chance to win Super Bowl LIII.
New England comes into the game as a 2.5-point favorite.
The last time the two sides met in the Super Bowl, second-year quarterback Tom Brady was the underdog against future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, only to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NFL history and kick-start their 19-year dynasty.
The computer model seems to indicate that Rams quarterback Jared Goff will be turning the tables on Brady and avenging that loss from many years ago.
The game will be played at 6:30 pm ET on CBS.