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Brady makes history as Patriots win Super Bowl


The New England Patriots have won Super Bowl 53, holding on 13-3 in a dour affair.

With two of the top four scoring offenses participating, a high scoring game was anticipated, but with the scores tied at 3-3 at the end of the third, it was well and truly a defensive contest.

It took some Tom Brady magic, hitting Rob Gronkowsi on multiple clutch passes to set up a Sony Michel touchdown.

That broke the deadlock before Stephen Gostkowski calmly converted a 41-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10 points.

Jared Goff struggled all day, throwing for 174 yards with a passer rating of 51.8. With the ball nearing the red zone late in the fourth, the Rams had their best chance to level the score, but a Goff interception took the sting out of the game.

Julian Edelman was the star for the Patriots, finishing with 10 receptions for 141 yards. Brady was able to find him at will, usually in the middle of the field.

Gronkowski caught six passes for 87 yards, showing up in the big moments after a poor season.

The Rams never looked like it on offense, with the Patriots holding them scoreless in the first half.

It was New England who couldn’t capitalise on the dominance, unable to move the ball on offense themselves.

Brady and Bill Belichick get their sixth Super Bowl ring as a duo, the 41-year-old breaking the record for most championships won by an NFL player.

It bookends an era of New England dominance, with Brady’s first Super Bowl coming against the Rams back in 2002.

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