LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots denied Los Angeles its first NFL title since the 1983 season after holding the Rams to a record-tying three points in a 13-3 loss in Super Bowl LIII.

The game’s only touchdown came one play after Brady’s 29-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski when rookie Sony Michel ran the ball for a two-yard touchdown.

Brady captured his record sixth NFL title by throwing for 262 yards, without a touchdown. The Patriots matched the Steelers for most Super Bowl wins, with six.

Julian Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards and was later named Super Bowl MVP.

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: The New England Patriots celebrate with Stephen Gostkowski #3 after Gostkowski’s field goal during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brady engineered the game’s lone touchdown drive —a five-play, 69-yard march punctuated by an over-the-shoulder, 29-yard throw into the hands of tight end Rob Gronkowski. On the next play, Sony Michel scored on a 2-yard plunge with 7 minutes to play for a 10-3 lead.

But the real stars of this game were the New England defenders, who smothered Rams quarterback Jared Goff, holding him to 229 yards that felt like less.

GALLERY: Super Bowl LIII

After New England’s score, Goff moved the Rams down to the New England 28 with 4:30 left. But the third-year quarterback threw one up for grabs near the end zone and cornerback Stephon Gilmore stepped in front for the interception.

The Rams, who averaged 32.9 points a game this season, joined the Miami Dolphins —from Super Bowl 6 in 1972— as the only the second team not to muster a touchdown in the title game.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (8)
  1. Joe Blount says:

    The Purge is REAL

  2. Alan Whitney says:

    Who the heck cares?

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