SUPER BOWL LIII REVIEW
As you all know the Super Bowl was yesterday. The Rams won the coin toss and chose to defer (kickoff). The Patriots were going to score on the first possession if they had kept on running the ball. Tom Brady threw the ball and the Rams intercepted it. The Rams assumed that Tom Brady would come out throwing the ball instead of Sony Michel and James White running it. If they had kept on running it, the Patriots would have won by way more.
The Rams were good on defense, but couldn’t run the offense. In my mind, they didn’t prepare well. When the Rams elected to kick, they assumed Tom Brady was going to throw so they would intercept it. They did intercept the ball, but if they hadn’t intercepted the pass, the Patriots would’ve kept on running the ball. The Patriots had prepared well by having an equal amount of pass and rush defensive plays. They knew the Rams had the best offense in the NFL, so they made a lot of defensive schemes to stop the Rams.
The Rams prepared for a MVP showcase from Tom Brady. They didn’t expect Sony Michel to make a statement. Julian Edelman is a great receiver. He couldn’t be stopped. The Rams switched to rush defense in the 2nd half. They couldn’t find Julian Edelman and left him wide open. Edelman won Super Bowl LIII (53) MVP and had 10 catches for 141 yards.
Stephen Gostkowski was 2 for 3. He missed his first, but nailed a field goal for the Patriots to lead 3-0. His second was a game sealer. Greg Zuerlein went 1 for 2. He made his first one in the third quarter to tie the game. The second he missed with 5 seconds left in the game. Johnny Hekker broke Ryan Allen’s record for the longest punt in Super Bowl history by 1 yard.
The Final Score: Patriots 13, Rams 3
The Records in Super Bowl LIII
Lowest scoring Super Bowl- 16 combined points, before Super Bowl VII with 21 combined points.
Most Super Bowls by a single player- Tom Brady, New England Patriots- 6 Super Bowl Wins
Oldest Coach to win a Super Bowl- Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, 66 years old. Before, Tom Coughlin, New York Giants, 65 years old
Most consecutive drives with a punt- Los Angeles Rams, 8
Longest Punt- Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams, 66 yards
Most Super Bowls won by a coach- Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, 8, 2 with New York Giants
Most Super Bowl appearances by a coach, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, 11, 2 with New York Giants
Most Super Bowl appearances by a team- New England Patriots, 11
Fewest Points, Game, Winning Team – 13, New England
Fewest Points Through 3 Quarters, Both Teams – 6, New England 3 vs. L.A.Rams 3
Fewest Touchdowns, Game, Both Teams – 1, New England, 1 vs. L.A.Rams 0
Fewest PATs, Game, Both Teams – 1, New England 1 vs. L.A.Rams 0
Fewest Kickoff Returns, Game, Both Teams – 2, New England 1 vs. L.A.Rams 1
Fewest Points, Game, Team – 3, L.A.Rams
Fewest Touchdowns, Game, Team – 0, L.A.Rams
Most First Downs By Penalty, Game, Team – 4, New England
Fewest Touchdowns, Passing, Game, Both Teams – 0, New England vs. L.A.Rams
Fewest Fumbles Lost, Game, Both Teams – 0, New England vs.
Super Bowl LIII logo
Julian Edelman was MVP
Jared Goff (16) and Tom Brady (12) grew up 48 miles away from each other. Goff was 7 years old when Brady won his first Super Bowl.
Sean McVay (left) and Bill Belichick (right) are 33 years apart and are coaching the Rams and the Patriots.
FINAL SCORE: PATRIOTS 13, RAMS 3.