New England Patriots won a battle of the generations 13-3 over the Los Angeles Rams.
Tom Brady wrote his name into the record books here Sunday, winning the Super Bowl for the sixth time as the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the lowest scoring NFL championship game in history.
Brady, 41, became the first player ever to win six Super Bowls, 17 years after leading the Patriots to his first title way back in 2002.
The National Football League will mark its 100th season in 2019 and the Patriots will be right at the center of the celebrations after another Super Bowl performance that was literally one for the ages with 41-year-old Tom Brady and 66-year-old Bill Belichick entering the record books as the oldest quarterback and coach to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy.
While Sunday's game was the first of Brady's nine Super Bowls in which he did not throw at least one touchdown pass, his fingerprints were all over New England's victory cracking open a tight 3-3 defensive battle late in the fourth quarter when he hit Rob Gronkowski with a 29-yard strike to set up a two-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel.
(Source : Reuters)
The Rams had looked poised to hit right back when Goff marched Los Angeles into New England territory only to be intercepted on the four-yard line.
With the Rams reeling, Brady moved in for the kill with another drive to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski who nailed a 41-yarder with 72 seconds remaining to clinch the win.
For many, it must seem as if the Patriots have been dominating and winning titles since they first pumped air into a pigskin.
They have made 11 Super Bowl appearances, three more than their nearest rivals in Dallas, Denver and Pittsburgh while their six victories move them into a share of the all-time mark with the Steelers.
The Patriots have aged into a rare vintage having reached the NFL showcase four of the last five years returning home with the trophy on three occasions.