THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL AGAIN: Here are the big plays and moments everybody will be talking about

Julian Edelman was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.

caption
Julian Edelman was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.
source
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

  • The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs for the sixth time, beating the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.
  • It was a clash of the NFL’s most dominant franchise and the new kids on the block, but in the end, the Patriots came through when it mattered most.
  • Julian Edelman was named the game’s MVP.
  • Check out all of INSIDER’s Super Bowl coverage here.

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time, beating the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.

The game was mostly a snoozefest, setting the record for fewest points in a Super Bowl. But when the Patriots needed it most, they delivered with back-to-back scoring drives in the fourth quarter to break a 3-3 tie and seal the win.

Below, we tracked the biggest plays and moments from the big game.


The celebrities came out to the game, including Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Ellie Kemper in a frankenjersey, and Conor McGregor with his son in matching suits.

source
Getty Images

It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl without Tom Brady yelling “LET’S GO!” after running onto the field.

source
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The roof was opened before the game but was closed for the actual game.


Gladys Knight made some gamblers happy when she milked the last couple of lines to the national anthem, clocking in at 2:01 from start to finish (although there was some controversy over how many times she said “Brave”).

source
Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Pats got a good return on the opening kickoff, but Tom Brady was picked off with his first pass attempt.


It didn’t take long to find controversy as Nickell Robey-Coleman was flagged for hitting a defenseless player on a tackle that most felt was a solid football play.

source
CBS

The Patriots had the first scoring opportunity but missed the field goal. And sure enough, Tony Romo kinda-sorta predicted it.


The first quarter ended scoreless, and people with 0 and 0 in their Super Bowl squares pool were celebrating. The first 15 minutes featured three punts, a missed field goal, and an interception.

source
CBS

The Patriots finally broke through early in the second quarter with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

source
CBS

The game was still 3-0 at the half, tying three other games for the fewest points in the first half this season.

source
CBS

At halftime, the world was treated to Maroon 5 and all of Adam Levine’s tattoos.

source
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The second half started much like the entirety of the first half, with a Rams punt. The Patriots held the Rams to a punt on each of their first eight possessions.

source
CBS

Things were so boring, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo went nuts when the Rams broke the record for the longest Super Bowl punt.


The Rams looked like they were going to finally break through, but Jason McCourty broke up what looked like an easy touchdown.


The Rams finally got on the board when Greg Zuerlein snuck a field goal inside the upright.

source
CBS

After two more punts — the 13th and 14th of the game — the Patriots finally scored the first touchdown of the game as Sony Michel busted through from two yards out.


Just when it looked like the Rams were starting to get their offense clicking, the Patriots brought a blitz and Jared Goff threw an interception near the end zone.


At the two-minute warning, Belichick was all smiles. Well, this counts as a smile for Belichick.

source
CBS

All of a sudden, when it mattered most, the Rams’ rush defense failed them and the Patriots marched right down the field in the final minutes, with three rushes over ten yards.


With just over a minute to go, the Patriots hit a field goal that sealed their sixth Super Bowl championship, as the ball just snuck inside the left upright.

source
CBS

Read more about the Super Bowl:


And after one final kneeldown, it was another ring for the GOAT.

source
Al Bello/Getty Images