One year after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots responded by utilizing their defense and timely throws by Tom Brady to win Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night over the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman earned MVP honors with 10 catches for 141 yards.
It wasn’t the best day for four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who threw for 262 yards and was held without a touchdown pass and interception. However, midway through the fourth quarter, Brady got hot on the game’s pivotal drive.
He went 4 for 4 including two big throws to Rob Gronkowski – the latter led to the game’s only touchdown by Sony Michel. One drive later, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore intercepted Jared Goff at the New England 4, which effectively killed LA’s best scoring chance.
The victory marked the sixth Super Bowl win as a head coach for New England’s Bill Belichick. Overall, it is his eighth including the two rings he earned as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990.
New England’s victory is their sixth Super Bowl triumph, which ties them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most wins by a franchise.
Not bad for a fear-based organization.