Super Bowl 53: Fewest ever touchdowns scored in a final
The New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a performance which can only be described as a defensive masterclass.
As sporting events go The Super Bowl is up there as being one of the biggest however, this years contest between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams failed to deliver.
With the fewest touchdowns ever scored in a Super Bowl (1) and the fewest points won by a winning team (13).
Prior to the match all the talk centred around Tom Brady and how he would hold up still at 41 years old, and whether he could break the record for most individual Super Bowls won.
The match remained at 3-0 until the third quarter of the match until Stephen Gostkowski successful 42 yard field goal.
Bill Belichick’s tactics finally tired the Ram’s down when Brady’s inch perfect pass found Rob Gronkowski who set up Sony Michel to drive the ball to the line.
This was the games first touchdown and seven minutes left on the scoreboard.
Gostowski also added another late field goal to finish the match at 13-3, which handed The Patriots their 6th Super Bowl title.
A player whose performance should be remembered was Julian Edelman for The Patriots.
Edelman provided an outlet for Brady and if not the 32 year-old’s safe hands there would have been little to no offence in the first half, Edelmans also managed to make 10 receptions in 141 yards.
Winning his 6th Super Bowl Tom Brady had this to say after the match: “It doesn’t’ change anything
I can’t wait to just spend some time with my family and my kids and my wife. I couldn’t do it without their support”
Bill Belicheck became the oldest coach at 66 years old to win a Super Bowl, he talked about a future without Brady.
“You always have to plan ahead for your football team
Right now we’re totally focused on this game”
- The Patriot appeared in their third-straight Super Bowl joining the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills as the only teams to do so in the Super Bowl Era The Rams and
- The Rams and Patriots have faced each other 13 times with New England holding a better record of 8-5.
- A Super Bowl has only gone into overtime once – two years ago at Super Bowl LI. In that game the Patriots had the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to win in overtime 34-28.