Upon Further Review - Super Bowl - Feb 3, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
What an abysmal end to an incredible NFL season. Honestly, I’ve typed out my share of “what the hell was that” director commentary during my reviews this season, but seriously, what WAS that?
I’m going to try not to fall asleep as I recap this game…
In the end, Tom Brady was Tom Brady, the Rams stage fright reached an all time high, and the halftime show was nipple fueled garbage.
There was one touchdown in the entire game, courtesy of a Sony Michel 2 yard run as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win their sixth title.
Despite the score, which was 3-0 at the half, there were plenty of records set: Fewest points by teams, fewest points by a winning team, fewest combined points through three quarters, most consecutive drives ending with a punt, and longest punt. So basically, this was trash.
The Pats did a great job of holding star RB Todd Gurley to a measly 35 yards, while 24 year old Rams QB Jared Goff was 19 of 38 for 229 yards, and two chances missed by Brandin Cooks to get the Rams into the end zone. The first being in the third quarter, when Goff threw high and wide to Cooks, and the other with just 4:17 left in the game getting intercepted by Pats Stephon Gilmore to basically put everyone out of their misery.
Tom Brady mustered the games only scoring drive, with Michel running it from 2 yards for the touchdown. Brady’s first pass of the night was intercepted, but managed to go 21 of 35 for 262 yards and a passer rating of 71.4 – more than 26 points lower than what he was averaging during the season. Julian Edelman, who was named MVP had 10 catches for 141 yards.
In the end, that was three-ish hours of our lives we will never get back.
Chiefs vs Saints next week, anyone?