Super Bowl champions once again!
The New England Patriots tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories by any franchise after claiming its sixth Super Bowl Sunday Night with a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53.
While both defenses dominated throughout the night in what many expected to be a shootout between some of the most prolific offenses, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came through with another late classic drive to seal the win for New England.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 4, 2019
The win not only gave Brady his sixth Super Bowl ring, but he also became the first person to do so, passing Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley, who had five. Brady has played in a record nine Super Bowls, which is the most by any player.
The game was also the lowest-scoring Super Bowl game in league history with 16 combined points. The previous record was 21 points in Super Bowl VII, between the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins.
New England wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the most outstanding player of the game after recording a game-high 10 receptions for 141 yards in the win. Edelman was clutch all game long as he made numerous big third down plays to keep drives alive. Every time the Patriots needed a big play, Brady found the Super Bowl MVP who tore up the Rams secondary.
Defense wins championships certainly hold true for the Patriots as they beat the top two offenses in the league in the Chiefs and the Rams in the postseason. The 10-point win was also the Patriots’ biggest margin of victory in Super Bowl history.
- Brady is the oldest starting QB to win a Super Bowl (41 years, 184 days).
- It was Brady’s 30th career postseason victory; only four franchises other than the Patriots have that many (Steelers, Cowboys, Packers and 49ers).
- Brady also holds career Super Bowl records for most passes (392), completions (256) and passing yards (2,838).
- The Patriots picked up their 37th postseason win all time, breaking a tie with the Steelers for the most.
- The Patriots have six Super Bowl titles in 18 seasons; the Steelers got their six titles in span of 35 seasons.
- Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman tied a record with seven receptions in the first half.
- At the age of 66, New England head coach Bill Belichick became the oldest winning Super Bowl coach.