The New England Patriots were victorious over the LA Rams in this year’s Super Bowl, which saw only one touchdown scored in the final quarter.
This win sees the Patriots equal Pittsburgh Steelers’ record of six Super Bowl titles, and also gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a sixth Super Bowl ring – an outright record for an individual player, eclipsing the feat he originally shared with Charles Haley.
The spectacle, which was hyped up to be one of the more compelling and competitive Super Bowls in recent years, turned out to be a largely uneventful snooze-fest; the 13-3 scoreline is the lowest ever Super Bowl full-time score.
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Patriots Bill Belichick – the oldest and most successful coach to win the coveted title – again came up with the perfect gameplan in Atlanta as the Patriots stifled a Rams offence that averaged 32.9 points per game in the regular season.
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The defensive strength of both sides resulted in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time – five below the previous record low points of 21, set in 1973 when Miami defeated Washington just 14-7.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick: “It’s sweet. Everybody counted us out, from the beginning of the season to midseason, but we’re still here.”
Rams head coach Sean McVay: “I’m pretty numb right now. Definitely I got out-coached, and I didn’t do nearly enough for our football team.”
Patriots wide receiver and MVP Julian Edelman: “It wasn’t pretty, but I’ll take that ugly win over a pretty loss any day.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: “I’m so happy for my team-mates. This is a dream come true for all of us.”
Rams quarterback Jared Goff: “It kills. It hurts… It hurts me knowing how well our defence played, against that team, against Tom, and us not holding up our end of the bargain. It’s our job to score points and we didn’t do that tonight.”