By Sam Stevenson, Reporter
Photos courtesy of woodtv.com
Sunday, Feb. 3rd ended the 2018-19 season of the National Football League. That same day, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. The game was a defensive battle and offensive struggle for both teams, but in the end the Patriots were able to make some last-minute pushes down the field to secure another Super Bowl win.
This victory gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady his sixth Super Bowl ring. Since being drafted in 2000 by New England, Brady has led his team to a total of nine Super Bowl appearances, six of which resulted in victory for New England.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named Super Bowl MVP after his incredible performance. Edelman started the season on a 4-game suspension but redeemed himself that night by catching 10 total passes for 141 yards, including a 13-yard one that set up the Patriots for their first touchdown of the night.
The game itself contained no receiving touchdowns at all. In fact, New England’s only
touchdown was a rushing one from rookie running back Sony Michel late in the 4th quarter of play. After being tied to the Rams the majority of the game, this score was followed up by another field goal that sealed the fate of the game.
Not everything went wrong for the Rams, however. Their defense overall held their own against Brady, even managing to intercept Brady’s first pass of the game. The team was unable to stop Edelman, however, who kept New England’s offense alive.
Arguably the best player from the Rams that night, punter Johnny Hekker made history for the longest punt ever in the Super Bowl. One of his kicks was recorded at 63 yards across the field, as he literally kicked away the competition.
While it was not the most thrilling and exciting game, Super Bowl LIII made history, as the dynasty of Tom Brady has been cemented like concrete, asserting himself as arguably the greatest NFL player of all time.