RICHMOND- In a year where high flying offenses took the stage, the defenses came out to play on the biggest stage of all.
Only one touchdown was scored the entire game, and that’s all it took for a winner.
The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in franchise history by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history and WR Julian Edelman was named MVP.
Outspoken media critics will point to QB Tom Brady’s stats and say the team won despite him. Undisputed’s Shannon Sharpe is known to criticize Brady on a repeated occasion and probably will in his next show.
Sharpe fails to realize that his teams won the Super Bowl in spite of him basically riding the bench with under-achieving stats. Oops….busted.
Brady? Stats wise not gaudy by going 21/35 for 262 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.
BUT….on the key scoring drive, Brady showed his clutch gene that we had grown to see over his illustrious career with key passes to different receivers.
Rob Gronkowski had six catches for 87 yards and his final catch set up Sony Michel for the only touchdown of the game.
Michel finished with 94 yards on 18 carries and Julian Edelman had 10 catches for 141 yards.
The Patriots defense however was on another level by holding the NFL’s best offense to three points and completely rendering them powerless.
DB Jason McCourty played a key role in knowing away one touchdown attempt and Stephon Gilmore nullified the other with his late game interception.
With little time remaining, kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s field gol attempt was good, securing a sixth Super Bowl and ending the scoring at 13-3.