The New England Patriots beat the L.A. Rams to win their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday. Tom Brady now has the record for most Super Bowl’s won by any player in history. The combination of Brady and Belichick has once again proved to be unstoppable. But the game did not exactly go as expected.
At the end of the first half, the Patriots had only scored one field goal while the Rams hadn’t scored at all. Patriots fans have come to expect a bit more offense than that from Tom Brady. And the Rams, the best offensive team this season, couldn’t seem to get anything going.
Perhaps it was nerves, but Rams’ quarterback Jared Goff just didn’t seem to have it. L.A. was plagued by three-and-outs in the first half and only managed to put together a couple of real drives in the second. One of these drives did lead to a field goal, the Rams’ only points, but it wasn’t enough.
The Patriots ended up winning the game 13-3. It was truly a battle of defense with only one touchdown being scored and few shots at the end zone made by either team.
It wasn’t too hard to choose and MVP in this one. The only real offensive force on either team was Julian Edelmen. The Patriots wide receiver had 10 catches for 141 yards. He was the difference-maker for New England. He was all over the field, making his signature jukes to get open and diving fearlessly forward for extra yards.
Tom Brady isn’t used to seeing a teammate get the MVP award in a Super Bowl victory. But perhaps times are changing for the great quarterback. He didn’t look like the Brady of Super Bowls past. It’s possible that Super Bowl LIII could have been his last.