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• Until 2002, the Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons played in the same division — the NFC West. The Falcons have won their last five meetings, including a 26-13 wild card win in last season playoffs. The Rams lead the all-time series 47-30-2.
• The Rams and Patriots have faced off before in the Super Bowl — 17 years to the day of this year’s matchup in Atlanta. The Patriots defeated the then-St. Louis Rams on a 48-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri as time expired at the Louisiana Superdome. It was Tom Brady's first Super Bowl title. Brady is now 41. Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff is 24. Their age difference is the largest in Super Bowl history.
• The Rams franchise has won a Super Bowl in Atlanta before. Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson one yard short of the goal line to prevent a potential game-tying touchdown in the 2000 championship game at the Georgia Dome. The St. Louis Rams defeated the Titans, 23-16.