The New England Patriots have done it again.
In what was one of the dullest Super Bowl's in recent memory, the Patriots were able to fend off the Rams, 13-3, as Tom Brady picked up his sixth Super Bowl victory in nine trips.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium did not see a lot of end zone celebrations. Rather, the punters stole the spotlight as defense was the deciding factor in the game. Both defensive units were overwhelming as they smothered their opponents and forced the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.
The only offensive players to make a major impact on the game were Patriots' rookie running back Sony Michel and veteran wide receiver Julian Edelman. Michel rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown while Edelman recorded 10 receptions for 141 yards.
Edelman joins Jerry Rice and Deion Branch as the only players ever with 10-plus catches and 140-plus yards in Super Bowl history. He also ranks second all-time for Super Bowl receptions and now holds the record for most first-half receptions in a Super Bowl.
Rob Gronkowski made a huge 29-yard reception to set up the Sony Michel scoring run in the fourth quarter, which was the only touchdown of the entire game.
The Rams' offense was an absolute nightmare.
Jared Goff struggled mightily in the Rams' loss, throwing for just 208 yards and completing less than 50 percent of his pass attempts (16-of-33). Todd Gurley only saw 10 carries in the game, picking up just 35 yards and making one reception for -1 yard. CJ Anderson was shut down as well, drawing seven carries for 22 yards.
Brandin Cooks failed to come down with two key pass attempts from Jared Goff, though it's hard to say who is at fault. Cooks certainly dropped the ball on a pass down the sideline in the fourth quarter, although it was by no means an easy play. The star wideout reeled in eight receptions for 120 yards in the outing.
In the single lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history, and while Brady picked up ring No. 6, and it was far from an impressive performance for the 41-year-old, who finished the game with just 262 yards and zero passing touchdowns.