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It’s Patriots vs. Rams in Super Bowl 53

Big Whit gets to play for a Lombardi.

NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Super Bowl 53 is now set, as the Los Angeles Rams will face the New England Patriots down in Atlanta. It came after wild Championship Sunday that saw both title games go down to the wire and end in overtime.

The first spot in the Super Bowl was clinched in controversial fashion, as the Rams beat the Saints in the NFC Championship thanks to a horrific no-call late in regulation. It was as bad of a missed call as you see in any sport at any level.

Even so, it’s great to see future Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and Bengals great Andrew Whitworth playing for the Lombardi Trophy. Whitworth deserves this as much as any player in the NFL. That does, however, mean Cincinnati must wait two more weeks before officially hiring Taylor.

In the AFC, the Patriots and Chiefs had an epic battle that saw one of the wildest fourth-quarter shootouts in recent memory. But it was Tom Brady and New England who got the ball first in overtime, and they went down the field before former Bengal Rex Burkhead ran in the game-winning touchdown.

Who ya got?