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Patriots' dynasty began in Super Bowl against Rams

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belicheck celebrate after Sunday's AFC Championship win at Kansas City. Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports

When the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday, Feb. 3, in Super Bowl LIII, it will be a rematch years in the making.

Both teams won road games in their respective conference championship games, setting the table for Super Sunday. The franchises played each other in Super Bowl XXXVI after the 2001 season, when the underdog Patriots won 20-17 over the Rams, who played in St. Louis at the time.

Below is a closer look at the two franchises.