New England Patriots Defeat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Underwhelming Super Bowl LIII

That L.A. commute will feel extra long on Monday morning

Last Updated: February 3, 2019 @ 7:34 PM

Super Bowl LIII is (mercifully) over: the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta. That 16-point total is a record low for a Super Bowl.

The Patriots, who had a 3-0 lead at halftime, finally scored the game’s first — and only — touchdown with 7 minutes remaining. So yeah, it was a pretty slow-moving contest on CBS.

After Sony Michel punched in that lone TD from the ground, young L.A. gunslinger Jared Goff got his Rams offense moving — and then threw a really bad interception. That flub, against an all-out blitz, pretty much took away any chance Los Angeles had of getting back in the contest.

Michel had 18 carries for 94 yards and that touchdown. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman stood out with 10 receptions for 141 yards. With no one else really making as much of an individual impact on the outcome, Edelman was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LIII.

On the other sideline, Brandin Cooks racked up 8 receptions for 120 yards. Both quarterbacks threw one pick apiece, with Brady’s going to Cory Littleton and Goff’s ending up in the hands of Stephon Gilmore.

Pats kicker Stephen Gostkowski made two of his three attempted field goals. Opposing kicker Greg Zuerlein made one of two field goals, an impressive 53-yarder.