Patriots vs Rams: Super Bowl 2019
Both the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams hit the road and won their conference title games that earned them a spot in the 2019 Super Bowl that took place on February 3, 2019.
Super Bowl LIII took place at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons. This will be the third game in Atlanta, but the first game in this stadium which opened in 2017. The game was televised by CBS and streamed on the CBS phone app, and on the website.
To kick off the 2019 Super Bowl, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gladys Knight delivered the Star Spangled Banner, and right when she finished, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over the stadium. Junior Faith Torosian celebrated the game with a huge party at her friends house on Super Bowl Sunday.
Heading into the fourth quarter with a score of 3-3, this is the first Super Bowl ever where no touchdowns were made in the first three quarters.
The Patriots scored the first touchdown of the game with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter for a lead of 10-3 over the Rams. Stephen Gostkowski gave an extra point to the Patriots giving them a seven point lead.
The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams with a score of 13-3 making them the champions, and giving patriots quarterback Tom Brady his sixth champion ring in his career. New England is now in a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most wins.
Super Bowl LIII was the lowest scoring championship game in history at 13-3 beating the previous record 14-7 in 1971.
Maroon 5 headlined this years Superbowl along with rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi performing hits like “Sugar,” “Hard to Love,” “Harder to Breathe, ” and controversial song “Girls Like You,” with a gospel group instead of rapper Cardi B. This years show was not a fan favorite and was given a lot of hate. Junior Faith Torosian said 2013 was her favorite halftime show because Beyonce performed and was not at all impressed with this years show.
To finish off the game, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was drenched in gatorade, and wide receiver Julian Edelman was named the MVP for the game.
Many other leagues sent their congratulations to the teams after the game and can’t wait to see which two teams will battle off for next year’s Super Bowl to become the new champs.
In 2015, 114.4 million people watched the game, when the Patriots lost to the in Eagles 41-33.
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