Patriots beat the Rams to win Superbowl 53.

Patriots beat the Rams to win Superbowl 53.

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the lowest scoring Super Bowl played to capture the title for a record-tying sixth time.

The victory, which moves the Patriots into a share of the all-time mark with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was also a record sixth Super Bowl triumph for Tom Brady, who at 41 became the oldest quarterback to win the championship game.

Brady was joined in the record books by 66-year-old Bill Belichick who becomes the oldest coach to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy.

"It's sweet," said Belichick. "Everybody counted us out from the beginning of the season, the mid-season but we're still here."

Brady again orchestrated the victory finally cracking open a tight 3-3 defensive battle late in the fourth quarter when he hit Rob Gronkowski with a 29-yard pass to set up a two-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel.

The Rams looked likely to hit right back when Jared Goff marched Los Angeles into New England territory only to be intercepted on the four-yard line with four minutes to play.

Brady moved in for the kill with another drive to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski who nailed a 41-yarder with 72 seconds remaining to clinch New England's third Super Bowl since 2015.

Until the final few minutes the most spectacular moment of an uninspiring contest came when the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium's ocular eight-pedal retractable roof opened to a massive roar.

That moment aside fans of attacking football had little to cheer with Gostkowski's 42-yard field goal accounting for all the first half scoring.

The Rams high-powered offence, which averaged nearly 33 points a game during the regular season, failed to fire and managed just 57 total yards and two first downs in the first half and 260 for the game.

Brady, however, had the New England offence on the move ringing up 407 yards of offence but were their own worst enemy committing uncharacteristic errors.

"We had a lot of resolve the last couple of weeks," said Brady, who completed 21 of 35 pass attempts for 262 yards. "I wish we had played a little bit better on offense but we won.

"I can't believe it, we are Super Bowl champs."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
Start your relationship

If you are interested in receiving bulletins from Radio News Hub or would simply like to find out more please fill in the form below.

We aim to get back to you within 48 hours