Patriots down Rams, Tom Brady wins sixth Super Bowl title
Tom Brady has added another Super Bowl ring to his collection.
New England posted a 13-3 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night, claiming the Super Bowl LIII title. It was Brady’s sixth championship run and ninth appearance in the game.
Sunday’s game didn’t quite turn out as expected, as a highly-anticipated shootout turned into a defensive clash. The only touchdown came on a two-yard run by Patriots running back Sony Michel, crossing the goal line with 7:00 left in the game.
On the following possession, Stephon Gilmore intercepted a Jared Goff pass as the Rams were driving. A few plays after the interception, former Nebraska star Rex Burkhead rushed 26 yards on a second down play with just over two minutes in the contest, putting Los Angeles in a deep hole.
Last year: Tom Brady – 505 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, 0 Punts on offense.
Lose, defense allows 41 points.
This year, Brady played his worst Superbowl game out of 9 by far, defense allowed 3 points. Win.
This play sealed the game, 26 run by Burkheadpic.twitter.com/gzm9IVjciC
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 4, 2019
In the closing minute, New England’s Stephen Gostkowski knocked through a 41-yard field goal attempt, essentially icing the game for the Patriots.
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Super Bowl MVP, catching 10 passes for 141 yards in the win.
At age 66, Bill Belichick became the oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl.