No. 9: Patriots defense, not Tom Brady, beats Rams in Super Bowl LIII
Yes, there’s actually a Tom Brady Super Bowl win that ranks lower than multiple NFL championship game losses.
But for anyone who watched Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and LA Rams, they’ll know that game was little more than a sleeper. Unless you’re one of the dwindling number of old-fashioned defensive-minded fans who likes those kinds of performances.
New England’s defense absolutely dominated Rams head coach Sean McVay’s offense, bottling up star running back Todd Gurley and frustrating quarterback Jared Goff while limiting Los Angeles to a mere 260 total yards after boasting the NFL’s No. 2-best offense during the regular season.
And that led to the boring-like 13-3 win in favor of Brady and the Patriots.
Brady wasn’t overly stellar, and Super Bowl LIII ended up being the only championship game where he didn’t toss a touchdown, instead going 21-of-35 for 262 yards, an interception thrown and a passer rating of 71.4. Although his fourth-quarter toss to tight end Rob Gronkowski was vintage clutch Brady:
Still, the quarterback couldn’t worry less about the individual stats. What mattered was his sixth Super Bowl ring.