This is the ninth Super Bowl in 18 years for New England, and third in a row. The six Super Bowl wins for the Patriots matches Pittsburgh for the most ever.
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the gang first made it in 2002, when the faced the then-St. Louis Rams. The Rams moved back to Los Angeles three years ago, and this is their first trip to the Super Bowl since that matchup with the Patriots 17 years ago, also won by New England.
This year’s Rams features a dynamic offense that finished second in the NFL in points scored and yards, led by quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley. But Los Angeles was held to just 260 yards and three points. Gurley was barely used with just 10 carries, and Goff had a terrible game.
Brady at 41 years, 184 days old is the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history, breaking his own record set last year. He won his sixth title, giving him more Super Bowl wins than 30 NFL franchises.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards to win Super Bowl MVP.