It all started in 2002.

The New England Patriots on Sunday will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — 17 years to the day since Tom Brady and the Pats began their dynastic run by stunning the then-St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Prior to Sunday’s tilt, there was a brief blast from the past in Atlanta. After Brady made his way off the field following warmups, he was greeted by Richard Seymour and (soon-to-be Hall of Famer) Ty Law before going into the locker room.

The quarterback embraced his two former teammates in what was a pretty cool moment.


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