- The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs for the sixth time, beating the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.
- It was a clash of the NFL’s most dominant franchise and the new kids on the block, but in the end, the Patriots came through when it mattered most.
- Julian Edelman was named the game’s MVP.
- Check out all of INSIDER’s Super Bowl coverage here.
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time, beating the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.
The game was mostly a snoozefest, setting the record for fewest points in a Super Bowl. But when the Patriots needed it most, they delivered with back-to-back scoring drives in the fourth quarter to break a 3-3 tie and seal the win.
Below, we tracked the biggest plays and moments from the big game.
The celebrities came out to the game, including Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Ellie Kemper in a frankenjersey, and Conor McGregor with his son in matching suits.
It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl without Tom Brady yelling “LET’S GO!” after running onto the field.
The roof was opened before the game but was closed for the actual game.
Gladys Knight made some gamblers happy when she milked the last couple of lines to the national anthem, clocking in at 2:01 from start to finish (although there was some controversy over how many times she said “Brave”).
The Pats got a good return on the opening kickoff, but Tom Brady was picked off with his first pass attempt.
It didn’t take long to find controversy as Nickell Robey-Coleman was flagged for hitting a defenseless player on a tackle that most felt was a solid football play.
The Patriots had the first scoring opportunity but missed the field goal. And sure enough, Tony Romo kinda-sorta predicted it.
The first quarter ended scoreless, and people with 0 and 0 in their Super Bowl squares pool were celebrating. The first 15 minutes featured three punts, a missed field goal, and an interception.
The Patriots finally broke through early in the second quarter with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
The game was still 3-0 at the half, tying three other games for the fewest points in the first half this season.
At halftime, the world was treated to Maroon 5 and all of Adam Levine’s tattoos.
The second half started much like the entirety of the first half, with a Rams punt. The Patriots held the Rams to a punt on each of their first eight possessions.
Things were so boring, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo went nuts when the Rams broke the record for the longest Super Bowl punt.
The Rams looked like they were going to finally break through, but Jason McCourty broke up what looked like an easy touchdown.
The Rams finally got on the board when Greg Zuerlein snuck a field goal inside the upright.
After two more punts — the 13th and 14th of the game — the Patriots finally scored the first touchdown of the game as Sony Michel busted through from two yards out.
Just when it looked like the Rams were starting to get their offence clicking, the Patriots brought a blitz and Jared Goff threw an interception near the end zone.
At the two-minute warning, Belichick was all smiles. Well, this counts as a smile for Belichick.
All of a sudden, when it mattered most, the Rams’ rush defence failed them and the Patriots marched right down the field in the final minutes, with three rushes over ten yards.
With just over a minute to go, the Patriots hit a field goal that sealed their sixth Super Bowl championship, as the ball just snuck inside the left upright.
Read more about the Super Bowl:
- What the stars of the Super Bowl looked like when their careers started
- The player who won Super Bowl MVP the year you were born
- 20 things you probably didn’t know about Tom Brady
- 10 things you probably didn’t know about Jared Goff, the Los Angeles Rams 24-year-old star quarterback
- The 29 highest-paid NFL players of all time
And after one final kneeldown, it was another ring for the GOAT.
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