The New England Patriots have won Superbowl 53, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. Head coach Bill Belichick has become the oldest ever to win the Superbowl, while he and quarterback Tom Brady have combined to win a record six titles.
Julian Edelman grabbed ten catches for 141 yards to take home Superbowl MVP honors. Tom Brady finished 21-35 for 262 yards in his ninth Superbowl appearance. The Patriots defense held the number two ranked Rams offense to 260 total yards during the game.
The game was a defensive struggle early with New England nursing a 3-0 until midway through the third quarter. The Rams then went on a ten play 42 yard drive capped by Greg Zuerlein’s 51 yard field goal to tie the game 3-3.
After both teams traded punts the Patriots would start their march down field. Rob Gronkowski hauled in a 29 yard pass to bring the ball to the Rams two yard line. Then Sony Michel would burrow through the line for the only touchdown of the game.
On the very next drive Los Angeles would drive the ball all the way to the New England 27 yard line. Jared Goff’s pass to the end zone would get intercepted by Stephon Gilmore. A late field goal by the Patriots would bring the score to 13-3 and the Rams couldn’t get on the board again.
The Patriots have won three out of the last five Superbowls and have won the most titles in American sports since the turn of the century.