However, it's not Atlanta's first time hosting the big game. In both cases, it was the visiting teams coming out of the games with punched tickets to the Super Bowl.
New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson said Monday that her team was "unfairly deprived" of the opportunity to reach Super Bowl 53 after game officials missed a clear pass interference penalty on the Los Angeles Rams late in Sunday's NFC Championship game.
And given that the Rams only had one timeout remaining, New Orleans essentially could have run down the clock to 10 seconds or so before having Lutz attempt a field goal. Zuerlein booted through the winning field goal from just inside midfield with plenty of room to spare. "I don't know if there was ever a more obvious pass interference".
Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in 'jihadist' attack
Ten UN peacekeepers from Chad have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in northern Mali, the UN says. Eight peacekeepers have so far been confirmed dead and several others were wounded, he added in a statement .
Pep Guardiola demands more from Manchester City despite 100-goal milestone
We have to go to Old Trafford too and try to win there. "We can do what we can do but for Liverpool v United we can do nothing". Huddersfield made six changes for the game but did manage to match reigning English champions City early on.
Below-zero wind chills keeping central IN on ice
Today's high will only top out at -17 C - that's below the average low (-15.7 C) for this time of the year. With highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s by midday, most spots will end up in the 20s by 5pm.
But no matter how many times we look at it, Nickell Robey-Coleman should have been called for pass interference or a personal foul for his hit on Tommylee Lewis (watch here). However, upon watching the replay, it shows Robey-Coleman interfering with Lewis before he had the chance to catch the ball, and that there was helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver. Tied at 23-23, the Rams intercepted a pass from Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
The Saints came back in their third possession after a Rams punt and finally put a TD on the board. The Rams would then deliver the knockout blow with a massive 57-yard field goal to seal the game with a final score of 26-23.
The Rams' latest victory wasn't ideal, but it was historic. "(Nothing will ever be as bad as 28-3.) But this was a cosmic crusher for the city that wanted badly not just to win the Super Bowl but to rub the Falcons' beaks in it".
New England went into the half with a 14-0 lead on the Chiefs on the road, but the home team responded immediately with a four-play, 74-yard drive that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to tight end Travis Kelce. The Saints converted the turnover into a field goal to take a 6-0 lead. Goff countered with a 1-yard touchdown toss to Tyler Higbee, setting up a wild fourth quarter.