New England Patriots Beat Los Angeles Rams to Win Sixth Super Bowl Title

The New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday.
New England Patriots Beat Los Angeles Rams to Win Sixth Super Bowl Title

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday in the lowest scoring Super Bowl played to capture the National Football League championship for a record-tying sixth time.

The victory, which moves the Patriots into a share of the all-time mark with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was also a record sixth Super Bowl triumph for Tom Brady, who at 41 became the oldest quarterback to win the championship game.

Brady was joined in the record books by 66-year-old Bill Belichick who becomes the oldest coach to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy.

"It's sweet," said Belichick. "Everybody counted us out from the beginning of the season, the mid-season but we're still here."

Brady again orchestrated the victory finally cracking open a tight 3-3 defensive battle late in the fourth quarter when he hit Rob Gronkowski with a 29-yard pass to set up a two-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel.

Brady, 41, completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards with one interception. Wide receiver Julian Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards and running back Sony Michel ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the game.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff struggled throughout the game, completing 19-of-38 passes for 229 yards and he threw a critical interception in the fourth quarter. Running back Todd Gurley carried the football just 10 times for 35 yards in the game. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught 8 passes for 120 yards.

Gostkowski made it a two-score game late in the fourth when he converted a 41-yard attempt.

For the Rams, it was done or die.

A holding penalty brought the drive back before it had even begun, but as the 24-year-old pushed the Rams down the field, so the clock ticked down.

Zuerlein was drafted in for a 48-yard field goal attempt with eight ticks remaining, which would have reduced the deficit to seven.

The attempt veered left and Brady took a knee to secure the title.

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