Rams, Patriots Headed To Super Bowl


Published on January 21 2019 6:30 am
Last Updated on January 22 2019 6:22 am

The Super Bowl matchup is set. Both AFC and NFC Championship games went to overtime as the Los Angeles Rams came back from a 13-0 deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints 26-23.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots earned their third trip to the Super Bowl in a row by downing the Kansas City Chiefs in an extra time see-saw battle, 37-31. It’ll be a rematch of the 2002 Super Bowl, won by the Patriots, 20-17

Head of Officials Say Refs Blew Call

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the NFL's head of officials told him the referees "blew the call" by not penalizing the Los Angeles Rams for pass interference late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game. Payton said he and the Saints will "probably never get over it."

Oddsmakers Make Super Bowl Tossup

Las Vegas oddsmakers made the Super Bowl pretty much a tossup in opening lines Sunday, although bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite. This is expected to be the most heavily bet on Super Bowl ever.

Chiefs Expected To Sign Mahomes

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign Patrick Mahomes to a contract extension after the 2019 season and, despite losing in the AFC Championship game, sources say it could be the NFL's first $200 million deal.

National Football League Scores

Los Angeles Rams 26, New Orleans 23 (OT)

NFC Championship

New England 37, Kansas City 31 (OT)

AFC Championship

Sunday, January 27 Schedule (Time Central)

Pro Bowl

AFC vs. NFC, 2 p.m.

Sunday, February 3 Schedule (Time Central)

Super Bowl LIII

New England vs. Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)