The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 as they equaled Pittsburgh Steelers’ record of six Super Bowl titles.
The victory also gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a sixth Super Bowl ring – an outright record for an individual player, eclipsing the mark he shared with Charles Haley.
Bill Belichick, the most successful coach in Super Bowl history and now, at 66, the oldest man to win it – again came up with the perfect gameplan in Atlanta as the Patriots stifled a Rams offence that averaged 32.9 points per game in the regular season.
The total of 16 points scored in the game was the lowest ever in a Super Bowl, surpassing Miami’s 14-7 win over Washington in 1973.
“We’ve been this far and lost which is really tough. We had a lot of resolve the last couple of weeks I wish we played a little better on offense but we won. Super bowl champs” a jubilant Brady said.
Brady also re-stated his desire to play at least another season.
“How could this not motivate you? It’s what it’s all about,” he said.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick meanwhile said the team had been determined to dispel suggestions they were a dynasty in decline.
Brady who is already widely regarded as the greatest quarterback the National Football League has ever seen provided the decisive moment to break open the game midway through the fourth quarter at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.