Well folks, in terms of entertainment value, that was one of the worst Super Bowls of all-time. But if you wanted the Los Angeles Rams to lose the Super Bowl in unbelievably inept fashion, this was a dream come true.
The mighty Rams offense, led by genius head coach Sean McVay, became the first team since the 1971 Miami Dolphins to score no touchdowns in the Super Bowl. They put up a grand total of 3 points against the New England Patriots, who prevailed 13-3 courtesy of Sony Michel’s go-ahead TD with seven minutes left in the game, while Stephen Gostkowski secured victory with a 41-yard field goal after the two-minute warning.
Jared Goff was really bad. He finished 19/38 for 229 yards and a back-breaking, astonishingly poor interception to Stephon Gilmore in the closing stages as the Rams sought a game-tying touchdowns. Goff was sacked four times, the Rams rushing attack only yielded 62 yards on 18 attempts, and they were a pathetic 3/13 on third-down conversions. Los Angeles scored 527 points in the regular season, but Bill Belichick’s defense put in a remarkable performance by hassling Goff, shutting down the running game, and locking down the Rams’ receivers. They were held to only 4.3 yards per play and just 14 first-downs.
This loss assures that the Seattle Seahawks will head into 2020 as the only team in the NFC West to have won a Super Bowl since the league realigned its divisions in 2002. As for the winners, New England now has more Super Bowls (6) than both the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, and as many as the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There’s really not much more to add. The 2018 NFL Season was filled with amazing offenses and high-scoring games, but it started with an 18-12 win for the Philadelphia Eagles over the Atlanta Falcons, and ended with a 13-3 win for the Patriots over the Rams.
Now the 2019 offseason begins.