Patriots unveil sixth Super Bowl banner

By WEEI 93.7

FOXBOROUGH -- Before opening the 2019 regular season Sunday night against the Steelers, the Patriots took a few moments to put the caps on their 2018 title run by unveiling their sixth Super Bowl banner at Gillette Stadium.

The pregame ceremony celebrating the six-time champions included live music from Godsmack, who performed while images displaying highlights from past Super Bowl seasons were displayed on a massive screen spread across the field. Godsmack sang the title track from their new album, "When Legends Rise."

The crowd took part in the ceremony thanks to light-up LED wrist bands in the cup holder at each seat.

Six Patriots legends representing past Super Bowl wins in attendance carrying a Lombardi Trophy included Drew Bledsoe, Willie McGinest, Ty Law, Rob Ninkovich, Martellus Bennett and, representing Super Bowl LIII, Robert Kraft. Rob Gronkowski was also in attendance, putting forth a trademark Gronk Spike in the middle of the screen on the field just before the latest banner was unveiled to a display of fireworks.

In fact, Gronk, Bledsoe, McGinest, Ninkovich and Law are all in the house. And six guys named Lombardi

— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 8, 2019

6 trophies. 6 abs. 1 dent.

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Countdown to Number 6.

— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) September 9, 2019

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ARE YOU READY?!?@TomBrady | #GoPats

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 9, 2019

Droppin' banners.

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 9, 2019