Super Bowl LIII is still six days away, but the action from Atlanta kicks off on Monday night.
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are set to take the stage on Super Bowl Opening Night, with players and coaches taking questions from all of the media on site for the event.
Throughout the evening, USA TODAY Sports will have live updates from our reporters on the scene as well as many of the highlights found on social media. Check back often for the freshest moments and buzz about what’s happening ahead of the big game.
Embrace the circus
We’ll just let this moment speak for itself.
Last ride for Gronk?
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski only stirred more questions about his future when he was asked if the Super Bowl would be his final game.
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” Gronkowski said. “I’m thinking how to get myself to go full go in the game.”
Gronk’s got moves
Well, at least one player is having fun on Opening Night.
Tom Brady was given the opportunity to offer advice to fellow QB Jared Goff. He declined.
Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman sounds like he knows not to make waves with his words this week after his comments on Tom Brady drew him attention.
Plenty of respect for Brady
Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman made headlines once again when he told Bleacher Report that age has “definitely taken a toll” on Tom Brady, but RB C.J. Anderson was among the Los Angeles players still talking up the 41-year-old QB.
Softer side of Suh?
As he prepares for the Super Bowl, Rams DT Ndamukong Suh said he didn’t believe his reputation provided an accurate representation of his actual personality.
Don’t ask Jared Goff for tickets
Rams QB Jared Goff says he already has people asking him for tickets to the Super Bowl. Sounds like those requests didn’t go over well.
Gurley says he’s good
Todd Gurley’s health was a big point of speculation after he had just five touches in the NFC Championship Game, though both Rams coach Sean McVay and the RB himself said that was more of a result of game flow than any ailment. Gurley reiterated that point Monday when asked about his current outlook.
Getting confident, Patriots fans?
Spotted in Atlanta: A Patriots fan with a Super Bowl LIII champions tattoo.
Rams up first
The NFC champion Rams are set to take the stage first tonight, and the scene is already packed.
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