The National Football League crowned a new champion on Sunday night, and to no one’s surprise, the New England Patriots took home the trophy.
The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a 13-3 final at Super Bowl LIII. The game was played in Atlanta, Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in front of 70,081 spectators.
The game was a defensive struggle in which both teams struggled to generate offense. In fact, the 13-3 final score was the lowest combined points total in the history of the Super Bowl.
Despite being two of the highest-scoring offenses in the NFL this season, both the Patriots and Rams did more punting than points scoring. In fact, a touchdown wasn’t even scored in the game until Sony Michel’s 2-yard touchdown run which put the Patriots up for good in the 4th quarter.
Tom Brady threw for 262 yards, going 21-35 but throwing 1 interception and zero touchdowns. Rams quarterback Jared Goff was overwhelmed on Sunday, completing only half of his passes and throwing an interception.
The offensive star of the game was Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who caught 10 passes for 141 yards.
The title, the Patriots’ third in the past five seasons and their 6th under Brady and head coach Bill Belichek, cements them as one of the greatest dynasties in sports history.