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Champs Once Again

Stephon Gilmore's late interception effectively sealed the Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Rams. (Mark Rebilas/USA Today)

Stephon Gilmore's late interception effectively sealed the Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Rams. (Mark Rebilas/USA Today)

Stephon Gilmore's late interception effectively sealed the Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Rams. (Mark Rebilas/USA Today)

Stephon Gilmore's late interception effectively sealed the Patriots' Super Bowl victory over the Rams. (Mark Rebilas/USA Today)


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By Anthony Cardone

Well, we’ve seen this one before. Tom Brady and the Patriots have won yet another Super Bowl, adding a 6th to the franchise’s history. It just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter for the GOAT and Bill Belichick, who have now tied the Steelers for the most championships won by any team.

However, this wasn’t your average come-from-behind, Brady-does-something-spectacular kind of win for the Patriots. Two of the top offenses in the league were held to just 16 total points in this Super Bowl. The Patriots came out on top 13-3, winning the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the game’s history.

Both teams were scoreless in the first quarter, but that was expected for Brady, who had only scored three points in first quarters during his Super Bowl career. The Patriots were up 3-0 at halftime. You’d think Brady would have had this game locked up by now, but he wasn’t the star of this game, and he even threw an interception on his first pass of the game.

It was the defense that was the story in the first half for both teams, and no one was expecting such a low score. Julian Edelman was the only player on offense for either team who was making any plays in the first half.

At the end of the third quarter, the Rams kicked a field goal to tie it at three. Entering the fourth, it was Brady’s turn to get on the scoreboard. Brady went 4-4 for 60 yards and marched down to the 2-yard line, where rookie Sony Michel ran through the Rams defensive line for the first touchdown of the game to make it 10-3.

With a big blitz play and a huge interception by Stephon Gilmore, the Patriots put the game away. The final score was 13-3 and it was surprisingly the largest margin of victory for the Patriots in any of their Super Bowl wins. The MVP was Julian Edelman, who finished with 10 catches for 141 receiving yards. Brady finished 21-35 with 262 passing yards, and Jared Goff was just 19-38 with 229 yards.

Belichick removed the Rams’ key pieces, taking Aaron Donald out of the game and the running game for the Rams. Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson combined for just 57 yards on the ground, making it the lowest-scoring game under coach Sean McVay.

Brady and Belichick just keep adding to their trophy case year after year, and they completely pound all of the hate and doubt into the ground. They proved they are the best dynasty in NFL history game in and game out. There will never be anything like this again.

Brady now has the most rings of any player in the history of the NFL, and he is without a doubt the greatest of all time. The Patriots are definitely “still here.”

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