The National Football League (NFL) held a yearly championship game Super Bowl where the champions of National Football Conference (NFC) played against the champions of American Football Conference. The game is always at the peak in the late summer of every year. In this game, the year in which game is held is represented in Roman Integers. For example, if the game was played on January 15, 1967.
The Super Bowl game was an agreement between two parties the National Football League (NFL) and its rivals, the American Football League (AFL). It was decided that these two teams play with each other until it was officially started in 1970. After this each league was re-designated as “Conference” and the game was since played between these champions. Currently, the NFC is leading with 27 wins to 26 wins for the AFC. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl Championship Titles.
Some people consider the day on which the Super Bowl is played, as an unofficial American National Holiday and is known as ” Super Bowl Sunday”. It is the second biggest day for United States. In addition, the Super Bowl has often been one of the most popular watched American television broadcast of the year. Super Bowl is in the seven most famous-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history. In 2015, the amazing thing about Super Bowl XLIX was that it became the most famous American TV program in history with an average audience of 114.4 million viewers. This was the 5th time in 6 years, when the game had set an excellent record. It started with Super Bowl XLIV, which itself had taken over the number one spot held for 27 years. The Super Bowl is also among the most watched sporting event in the world, containing almost all audiences of North America. It is second to the UFFA champion league which is the most watched Annual Sports Event worldwide.
After 17 years Patriots and Rams faced eachother in their first Super Bowl match, and the Rams lost to New England Patroit in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta.
New England Patriots, apparently resistant to age, instead of the best efforts of their rivals still have won their sixth title in 18 years struggle. This is a extraordinary success in a league built for parity. Their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history that will matter little to their fans, or the ferociously competitive Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Indeed, the fact that many watching at home did not praise the New England Patriots’ defensive master class yet their victory for a team will flourish on the antipathy of others.
Rams winning the toss and it became highpoint for them. They put the ball into the hands of Brady, aiming to become the first player to win six Super Bowls. He looked anything but a man who had seen it all before though, on the first pass of the game he forced a throw to Chris Hogan. It was marginally off target and ended up in the hands of Rams linebacker Cory Littleton. It was the first time in his post season career that Brady had been intercepted on the opening pass of the game.
The Rams couldn’t do anything on their ensuing possession but, in the opening stages at least, the usually ruthless Patriots looked nervous. They had called their second timeout only 10 minutes into the game, a sign that there was miscommunication between Brady and the coaches on the sidelines. The unease seemed to be spreading too – New England’s usually reliable kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, missed a 46-yard field goal shortly afterwards that would have opened the scoring.
That unease may well have been down to the pressure created by the strength of the Rams’ defensive line, led by the newly crowned NFL defensive player of the year, Aaron Donald. Before the quarter was up Brady had nearly thrown another interception – dropped by Marcus Peters – and was strip-sacked by John Franklin-Myers. In a season characterized by explosive offenses, neither team had scored nor had Brady and Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed fewer than half their passes.
As Brady grappled, he turned to familiar targets: Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. He ground out short passes here and there until he brought his team into field goal range and this time Gostkowski was successful from 42 yards. It wasn’t good but the Patriots at least had points on the board: it had taken them nearly 20 minutes to open the scoring.
Goff, meantime, was struggling to put any passes together against the Patriots’ stifling defense. He put plenty of air on a few deep balls but they appeared to come from desperation rather than part of any coherent plan. After the game, Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower joked that Brady was getting undeserved attention. “I’m tired of hearing about Brady,” he said with a laugh. “I won one today we all got one. It feels good for us to get it all. Shout out to him getting his, but this is a team game and it feels good to win.”
The Rams’ real offensive star this season, has been running back Todd Gurley but he was having similar struggles to Goff – possibly due to a lingering knee injury that he had picked up towards the end of the regular season. By the end of the first-half the entire Rams’ offense had combined for 57 yards, 36 fewer than Edelman had on his own.
Within three minutes Brady got the ball back in the first half, exactly the kind of situation in which we have seen him lead his team to a touchdown at a crucial point in the game time and time again. But his throws were off – one to a wide open James White on the sidelines was particularly painful – and at least five yards off target. Still, the Patriots make it to halftime with a dominance of 3-0, the fewest points scored in the first half of a Super Bowl in 44 years. More outstandingly, may be, it was the first time they had led at halftime in their last three Super Bowls. In the game that seems like it was going to be determined by fine edge and small tactical adjustments the Patriots, coached by arguably football’s most brilliant strategist of all time, held a clear advantage.
The third quarter started with Gurley finally producing something of beneficent, jagging through the Patriots defense for 16 yards, a play that gave the Rams a glimmer of hope. It said much about the game that the Rams’ best player had been their punter, Johnny Hekker by midway through the third quarter he had as many touches – eight – as Gurley.
Such were the Rams’ efforts that it was easy to forget they were only 3-0 down. Goff, who had been demented by the Patriots pass rush all game, finally strung some passes together and Greg Zuerlein, one of the best kickers in the league, and evened the scoreboard with a 53-yard goal with 2:11 left in the third quarter. It was another brilliant kick from the man who had taken the Rams to the Super Bowl with a 57-yard effort in overtime in the previous game.
And then, as the game count down to its last 10 minutes Brady – perhaps inevitably – decided to win it. The 41-year-old stager off four successive passes, the final of which was a beauty to Gronkowski – a ball threaded into the few centimeters of the field uncovered by the Rams’ defensive backs. Brady hadn’t been great for most of the game – but he was great when it mattered. Gronkowski appear with the ball on the two-yard line and the next play Sony Michel punched the ball home from two yards. When Stephan more intercepted Goff on the next drive with four minutes left, the Patriots seems like winners. Shortly eventually, as Gronkowski field goal made it 13-3, they were.
“It wasn’t good. I’ll take any unpleasant win over a beautiful loss,” Edelman, who was named the game’s MVP after catching 10 passes for 141 yards, said.
Many don’t like the Patriots, but few can disagree with their brilliance.
“It was an unbelievable year,” Brady said in an interview on CBS. “We fought through it more so than anything. It’s unbelievable to win this game.”