Watch - Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots Vs LA Rams - via beIN CONNECT
Tom Brady wrote his name into the NFL record books on Sunday, winning the Super Bowl for the sixth time as the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a defence-dominated finale.
Brady, 41, became the first player ever to win six Super Bowls, 17 years after leading the Patriots to his first title in 2002. The Patriots took a slender lead in the second quarter when Stephen Gostkowski converted a field goal at the second time of asking, but the tide slowly changed as the Rams managed by 33-year old Sean McVay began to find their stride.
In the third quarter, The Rams levelled the contest thanks to a 53-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein. With the tie seemingly heading to extra time, Brady made the difference in the fourth quarter. The 41-year old veteran picked out Rob Gronkowski with an inch-perfect throw to the two-yard line which set up Rookie running back Sony Michel to score the game's winning touchdown for the Patriots. Whilst Stephen Gostkowski scored his second field goal of the game to rubber stamp the Vince Lombardi trophy for the Patriots.
The win saw the Patriots pull level with the Pittsburgh Steelers with six all-time Super Bowl wins.
4th - 0:00 All over PATS WIN, PATS WIN, PATS WIN! That's six Super Bowl rings for Tom Brady! SIX!
4th - 0:08 - Cooks has a catch at the 29 and Goff spikes the ball.. field goal attempt incoming! Zuerlein misses from 48! Game Over!
4th - It's Good! Field Goal! Pats go 13-3 up! Game Over!
4th - 1:16 - Pats call the time out, and Belichick keeps his offence out. They have a kick, will they go for it?! Will they?
4th - 2:00 - Two minute warning! Pats make more yards with Michael and it's now 3rd & 1 at the Rams 24. Providing of no major hickups, Tom Brady is picking up another Super Bowl ring!
4th - 2:30 More yards for the Pats! Rex Burkhead with a 26-yard drive, that could be it! The Rams call their final time-out!
4th - 2:47 - The Pats make a huge gain! Michel right through the middle makes 26 yards. Both sides have two time outs left so plenty to play for, but it's the Pats with the ball and time on their side!
4th - 4:24 - Goff goes for the endzone! Cooks gets close but fumbles at the crucial moment! Will the Rams regret that chance?
4th - 5:39 - Jared Goff hit after a throw on the third down, and keeps the ball. It's go for broke time...
4th - 6:33 - The Rams are fighting back! Goff picks out Cooks who makes a 19 yard gain
4th - 7:00 Touchdown Pats! Sony Michel piles into the endzone! We have a touch down amazingly! Yes! The Pats are on the home stright here! The Kick is converted! That's a seven point lead heading into the final seven minutes! Still plenty of time for an upset!
4th - 7:08 The Big man delivers! Brady to Gronk! Who makes the catch on the two-yard line! The Pats are in the red zone!
4th - 9:49 - Rams go back to default and punt again, all the way down to the Pats 31 - Can Tom Brady work his magic and avoid overtime?
4th - 10:30 Goff has a cut on his left hand, and is smashed while running towards the sideline: Jonathan Jones gets away with that! It’s 2nd & 22 after a loss of two yards for the Rams
4th - 12:23 will we have a touchdown? The Pats have another injury problem. Dont'a Hightower has injured his thumb.
4th - 14:49 - Is the tide turning? Goff picks out Anderson who makes a nine yard gain on the sideline, from nowhere. The Rams move on!
Right, do or die time! We must be getting a touchdown... right?!
Not the best stat, this...
3rd - All over, the Rams have found their way back into the contest after one good drive and Greg "The Leg" Zuerlein did the rest. This is primed for some Brady magic in the final quarter!
3rd - 2:11 - Goff is sacked! Van Noy smashes the Quarter Back into the turf... Rams are going to kick... 52 yards out! FIELD GOAL! Greg Zuerlein nails it! we are tied at 3-3!
3rd - 3:05 - Goff goes long! Cooks gets his hands to it! McCourty gets the vital touch for the Patriots! So close for the Rams! The pressure is building...
3rd - 6:10 - Rams have the ball, Goff switches the play to Reynolds for a gain of about eight yards, with the scores so tight, the Rams have a chance... 3rd down & 7...
3rd - 6:54 - Brady picks out Edelman yet again to set up a big third down!
3rd - 8:36 - Goff under pressure in his own endzone and throws it away. Yet again the Rams punt, and in the process, Johnny Hekker registers the longest punt in Super Bowl history. Which is something to shout about, I guess...
INJURY UPDATE - Patrick Chung Won't be returning for the Pats!
3rd - 10:56 - A big play from Brady! Edelman has been on fire for the Pats!
3rd- 12:58 - Pats defence has the upper hand here. Goff tries to pick out Cooks and Gilmore knocks it away. The Rams go for the punt again, and New England will start from the eight-yard line.
3rd - 14:34 - WHAMMY! Patrick Chung takes a big hit, it's not looking good for the Pats Man! He limps off to the lockers. Will we see Chung again?
3rd - 14:43 Todd Gurley breaks through! A big first down for the running back who picks up 16 yards!
We are back underway! The Rams have the ball!
Right, what was that? Apparently, it was Maroon 5. My verdict. Could do better. No surprises, and all in all a bit Meh. Big Boi saved it just for his fur coat... Anyway, "Highlights" will be up in a bit. Why don't you enjoy these selective tweets!
Half -Time Show! Maroon Five, Travis Scott and Big Boi! Will be taking part in the action (Finger crossed for some special Guests) Time to Mainline coffee!
2nd - All over! Stephen Gostkowski's field goal is the difference at the break, it's hardly been one for the ages but the Pats just have the edge! Now time for the half-time show! Maroon Five... That's good? Right?
2nd - 1:13 - Brady misses his pass to Gronk, it's just out of reach! Rams pick up the ball but Goff is sacked by Hightower. A frantic finish to the second quarter!
2nd - 2:00 - Two-minute warning! It’s 2nd & 7, Julian Edelman gains another nine. Pats are in control, without having many points on the board!
2nd - 3:37 - Van Noy SACKS Rams Quarter Back Goff, for a 14-yard loss! John Hekker punts, I make that seven so far in the super bowl, Pats will have the ball!
2nd - 4:49 - Rams man Todd Gurley makes five yards, but does not look fit in the slightest! Meanwhile... Goff is sacked!
2nd - 7:03 - Brady is looking to pick out Michel, it's incomplete. That sets up a 3rd & 7. The Pats Quarter Back has failed to hit his stride just yet... Just you wait!
Tom is looking very well...
2nd - 8:37 - LA Spring into life! Jared Goff finds Robert Woods tight on the sideline for an 18-yard gain. His biggest pass of the night.
FACT! Stephen Gostkowski has registered points in all six of his super bowl appearances! He puts the Pats 3-0 up from 42 yards!
2nd - 10:29 - Field Goal! Stephen Gostkowski makes no mistake a second time around! Hardly anything special, but the Pats are up!
2nd - 11:13 - Both sides have been composed in defence, Brady picks out Gronk who is down, and gingerly limps off the field.
2nd - 13:58 - Goff's throw is tipped by Simon, and the Rams decide to punt again, and rolls to the Pats 36
1st - 0:12 - Donald pressures Brady, who throws an incomplete pass! Great defence from the Rams! Pats punt, and the Rams will start at the five.
1st - 0:41 - Brady is Sacked! The Pats recovered the ball, but its the first sack of the Quarter Back of the playoffs!
1st - 2:25 - Brady almost throws a second pick of the night! But it's tipped by Barron
1st - 3:25 - 3rd&3 for the Rams! Goff picks out Robert Woods! The Rams punt again, and Brady and the Pats will pick up the ball.
❌ Patriots FG is NO GOOD!! ❌— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 3, 2019
1st - 5:35 - Missed field goal Pats! From 46 yards out! Stephen Gostkowski knocks it to the left! We are still at 0-0!
1st - 6:25 - Brandy finds Rob Gronkowski, who makes 17 yards. Brady tries to pick out Hogan in the end zone, but his pass is incomplete!
1st - 8:23 - It's a penalty, Dante Fowler. Helmet to helmet by Coleman. When we resume it’s 1st & 10 on the New England 48.
1st- 10:34 Brady is nearly intercepted again! It's a nervy start from the Pats Quarter Back! Although in his ninth Super Bowl will he be nervous?!
1st- 11:15 - Rams fail to make it count! Goff tries to find Reynolds but it’s incomplete! The Rams Punt, and the New England defense holds on!
1st- 12:06 - Interception! Tom Brady's first pass of the game is tipped up and then intercepted by Cory Littleton! Huge!
WE ARE GOOO! Super Bowl 53 is up and running! Patterson kicks for the Rams to the New England 25 yard line.
The national anthem is done time for the traditional Coin Toss! Pats win the kickoff! We are minutes away!
Man like Tom Brady, cool, calm and collected! This is his ninth Super Bowl visit, don't you know!
Now that is an opener! Minutes away from game time!
Brady and Belichick should have enough tricks up their sleeve on offense to outsmart the Rams talented defenders and put some points on the board. I’m just not sure it will be enough points. The rams have a dynamic offense, led by their almost unstoppable running game, that it’s hard to see the Patriots stopping. This should be close, but I think it’s LA by a field goal, with a rested Todd Gurley as MVP.
Right! So let's get down to business! It's Super Bowl Sunday/ Monday if you are following along in MENA! We are moments away from the Super Bowl! So let's get it on! I am a huge fan of the artwork for the big game!
Hello, and welcome to the Live Updates for the 53nd Super Bowl from Atlanta. Can serial Super Bowl winners the New England Patriots seal their sixth ever national title against the LA Rams? You can join in on the fun by dropping me an e-mail to me via firstname.lastname@example.org with all your thoughts on the big game.
Much of the build-up has focused on Pats quarterback Tom Brady who is appearing in his ninth Super Bowl, and despite missing out last year on the Vince Lombardi, the 41-year old has insisted that he has no plans to retire, regardless of the result. However they take on an LA Rams side who will be lead by 33-year-old Sean McVay, the youngest ever coach at a Super Bowl whilst quarterback Jared Geoff 24, is playing on the grandest stage of them all in just his third season as a professional.
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