Super Bowl LIII


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Tom Brady and the Patriots win Super Bowl LIII.

Dylan R., Raghu C., Andrew C., and Hayden K.

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII last Sunday. They faced the Los Angeles Rams, who have not been in the Super Bowl since 2001. In that Super Bowl, they were beaten by Tom Brady and the Patriots, to win his first out of six. The Pats were returning to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five years.

The first quarter was extremely uneventful. The Rams punted twice, and the Patriots missed a field goal. Tom Brady threw an interception on his first pass which led to a wasted drive down the field for the Rams. Tom Brady was sacked for the first time this postseason, and they were forced to punt yet again.

To start off the second quarter, The Rams were forced to punt again. The Patriots ended up kicking a field goal to make the score 3-0. The Rams were still not able to do anything all quarter. With a little more than a minute left, the Rams stopped the Patriots on fourth and one, but could not turn it into points. The score at halftime was 3-0.

Though it was such a low scoring half, there were many players that excelled. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman caught seven passes for 93 yards. Edelman ended up becoming second on the all time postseason receiving-yards list. The Rams didn’t have a lot going for them, but their linebacker Cory Littleton picked off Brady, and John Franklin sacked Brady. Besides the interception, Brady went 15-25 for 160 yard, while Goff threw for just 52 yards.

Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi performed during the ever-so famous Super Bowl Halftime Show. They performance included lights, drones, pyrotechnics and sweet music. The show was not the best and fans at Day Creek were not in favor of the show.

The third quarter started off with Todd Gurley rushing for 16 yards, and Patriots safety, Patrick Chung, getting injured. The Rams ended up punting after the injury and Julian Edelman continued to perform well. The Pats still ended up having to punt. Each team kept exchanging punts, and the Rams finally scored off of a 53-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein. The quarter ended with the Pats in possession of the football.

The Rams ended up punting again in the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Patriots then orchestrated a perfect drive to score the first and only touchdown of the game. It was ran in by the rookie running back, Sony Michel. Goff then threw a pick to cornerback Stephon Gilmore, with a little over four minutes left in the game. The Patriots kicked a field goal, and that would ultimately seal the game. The Patriots won with the score 13-3.

After the Super Bowl, the Howl interviewed some Day Creek students. Here is what they said.

“Jordan Woods, 7th grade, said that “it was very boring, because there was no [scoring].” He was also, “very disappointed in the Rams.”

Bruce Newman, 7th grade, said that he “thought it was rigged [because] the [referees] didn’t call like 10 PI’s (Pass Interference).” Bruce thinks “that [Brady] is okay. I’m not a big fan of Tom Brady. I feel like Jared Goff wasn’t trying as hard as he usually does.”

This Super Bowl win was the Patriots sixth win in 18 years. Tom Brady became the only player in NFL history with six rings. The MVP of the Super Bowl was Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman. He caught ten passes for 141 yards. This Super Bowl was a highly defensive battle between two great teams, and it was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history.