The New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl

The game itself wasn't great, but by defeating the L.A. Rams, the Pats prove their own greatness
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Are the New England Patriots the greatest NFL team of all-time? They made their case nearly air tight last night, beating the Los Angeles Rams 13–3 in Super Bowl LIII (53) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Patriots' Justin Edelman holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champion. Edelman also named the Super Bowl MVP. (Getty Embed)

With their sixth win, the Pats are now tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins by a team. They've also been in eleven Super Bowls, three more than any other team. That seems like a solid case for greatest-ever status.

A not-so Super Bowl ...

However, many football fans feel this game wasn't all that great.

In fact, it was the lowest scoring Super Bowl, ever. With ten minutes to go in the fourth quarter, it was tied 3–3 and neither team had a single touchdown. If you know anything about football, you'll know that's crazy. And if you know anything about the teams playing in this Super Bowl, you'll know it's double crazy.

... unless you love defence

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Brandin Cooks had a Rams touchdown in his hands, but the Patriots' Jason McCourty managed to do enough to have him drop the ball. Instead of the lead, the Rams settled for a field goal—their only points of the game. (Getty Embed)

While there wasn't a ton of scoring to speak of, someone was playing great on Sunday. The defence.

Twice the Rams had seemingly certain touchdown passes broken up by exceptional plays by the New England defence. L.A.'s young quarterback, Jared Goff, was frustrated at every turn by the Patriots. This defence gave Brady the time that he needed to finally break through the Rams' own tough defence and score the game's only touchdown.

The game might not be remembered for its excitement, but we can't imagine that New England will care. For the sixth time, they found a way to win the most difficult match in the sport. Will they repeat and capture seventh heaven next year?

 


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