Atlanta (CNN)The Patriots dynasty began in 2002, when a plucky team led by a 49-year-old head coach named Bill Belichick and a 24-year-old quarterback named Tom Brady upset the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.
Seventeen years later, this rematch between the two teams is seen as a few things. Youth vs. experience. Past vs. future. Brady and Belichick vs. history.
Super Bowl LIII, which is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is the ninth Super Bowl for Brady, now 41, and Belichick, 66. It’s the first for the youthful duo of Rams head coach Sean McVay — the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history at age 33 — and 24-year-old quarterback Jared Goff.