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In what will be remembered as a defensive slugfest, the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl to tie the Steelers for the most in the NFL. The Patriots closed out a 13-6 win over the Rams in Atlanta, with Julian Edelman being named Super Bowl MVP.
With the lowest scoring Super Bowl half since Super Bowl IX, the Rams were held scoreless and punted on their first eight drives, that was matched by the inability to finish a drive by the Patriots who were only able to put up three points until the fourth quarter.
The Rams finally tied up the game at 3-3 entering the fourth, but the Patriots were able to drive down the field leading to a 2-yard Michel touchdown. The Rams started driving the following possession only to throw an interception to Stephen Gilmore. The Patriots continued to run the ball down the field and kick a field goal with under 1:30 left to seal the game.
You’re probably thinking this is a pretty short recap for the biggest sporting event of the year… well you try to find something to say about a game with more punts than points scored. (Because of the last field goal there were 2 more points than punts, but the point stands.)