Patriots Defeat Rams 13-3, Claim Sixth Super Bowl

Patriots Defeat Rams 13-3, Claim Sixth Super Bowl

By James Jackson

February 4, 2019

As Tom Brady and the Patriots offensive line lined up in victory formation to take a knee and end Super Bowl 53, the Patriots would claim their sixth Super Bowl. With their Super Bowl 53, the Patriots would join the Pittsburgh Steelers as the only two teams in NFL history to win six Super Bowls.

Tom Brady would claim his sixth world title, earning him the title of the most Super Bowl victories by one player. Before last night, Brady was tied with Charles Haley at five a piece. Bill Belichick also claimed his sixth Super Bowl and eighth total (two with the Giants as defensive coordinator).

Brady completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 262 yards and one interception. The first quarter was a forgetful one for the Tom Brady. Brady threw an interception early the first period, making unwanted history in the process. With Brady’s interception, it became the third quickest interception in Super Bowl history at two minutes and eight seconds into the game.

Normally when you think of kickers, you don’t think of them scoring the most points in the Super Bowl. That was the case for Patriots kicker, Stephen Gostkowski. Gostkowski kicked 7 of the 13 points the Patriots scored.

Tom Brady didn’t score a single touchdown in the Super Bowl, however his teammate Sony Michel did. The rookie Michel ran for 94 yards and the lone touchdown of the game.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made history Sunday night. Gronkowski became the all time leader in receptions by a tight end with 18. He ended the night with 87 receiving yards.

Star Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards. Edelman became the 11th player in history to record 6 or more catches in multiple Super Bowls. Edelman also became the first Jewish player to earn MVP honors in the Super Bowl.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff made his first appearance in the Super Bowl. Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards and one interception that ultimately sealed the victory for the Patriots.

The Rams became the first team to punt on their first seven drives in the Super Bowl. Johnny Hekker made history with the longest punt in Super Bowl history at 65 yards. With a final score of 13-3, the Rams became the second team in history to not score a touchdown in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins were the first team to not to score in the big game.

Although we have to wait until next season to see who makes it to Super Bowl 54, it’s safe to say both the Patriots and Rams are going to put up a fight to defend their conference and world titles.

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