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Patriots Dynasty Continues After Lowest-Scoring Super Bowl Ever

By Zach Throne

New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy, after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The New England Patriots defeated the highly-talented Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday to claim their sixth Super Bowl ring.

The combined 16 points set a record-low for points scored in a Super Bowl. Both defenses had the opposing offense on their heels for a large majority of the night, with the lone touchdown coming with only 7:00 left in the game.

Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the Pats, won Super Bowl MVP after recording ten catches for 140 yards.

The game started with Tom Brady throwing an interception on his first throw to Rams linebacker Cory Littleton after it was deflected by defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman.

For the next three quarters, the Super Bowl only saw six combined points scored, which made the score 3-3 after a field goal for each team.

Rams head coach, Sean McVay, who many consider one of the greatest offensive minds in the league, gave viewers reason to believe that the offense would put up a lot of points, forcing the Pats’ offense to try and keep up.

But to the credit of the Patriots defense, they had Jarod Goff confused all game long, throwing for 19/38 with 229 yards and one interception. Todd Gurley, last year’s Offensive Player of the Year, only received 11 touches, which caught many watching the game by surprise.

Some viewers thought the game to be boring because of its lack of scoring and explosive plays.

“The way that both defenses were able to stifle each offense was unexpected for me,” said Warrior student-athlete Ed Dominguez, “It made for a pretty disappointing and underwhelming Super Bowl for me.”

Other fans loved the defensive struggle as both teams had each other’s offensive schemes figured out.

“As a guy who has always enjoyed playing defense, I thought the Super Bowl was very entertaining,” said Waldorf football player Dakota Jahnke.

The championship brought New England legend his sixth Super Bowl, solidifying his place in history as the most amount of rings for an NFL player, passing Charles Haley.

The 41-year old quarterback said time and time again that this was not his last game, leading people to believe that the incredible veteran will return next season.