By: Logan Jaquay
This year’s Super Bowl (LIII), held in Atlanta, Georgia at Mercedes Benz Stadium featured the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The historic game was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history. Many fans thought of the game as boring, while others thought the game featured great defense. When the game was all said and done, the score was 13-3 in favor of the Patriots. The Patriots were led by Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady earning them their sixth Super Bowl ring together. The franchise’s sixth Bowl ties the Pittsburg Steelers with the most Super Bowl titles in the NFL.
The game started slowly when the only points in the first half came from Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, with a 42-yard field goal to put the patriots up 3-0 heading into halftime. The Rams would score first in the second half and tie the game up with a 53-yard field goal from kicker Greg Zuerlein. New England scored the only touchdown of the game with seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter, with a two yard run by Sony Michel to bring the score up to 10-3. To seal the game, the patriots kicked a 41-yard field goal with 1:12 to play. The Patriots were able to stop the Rams in an attempt to score, earning them the Super Bowl title.
The Squire caught up with Eisenhower quarterback Owen Trumbull to see what he thought of Super Bowl LIII. Overall Owen said, “It was a pretty boring matchup and did not create a lot of offense.” When asked about how the game compared to the predictions Owen replied, “The predictions were a high scoring game, but the game was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history.” Owen informed The Squire that the Patriots’ wide receiver Julian Edelman won MVP with 141 receiving yards on ten catches.
Owen’s favorite part of the game was when Rams punter Johnny Hekker had a 65-yard punt, breaking the record for the longest punt in a Super Bowl. He believed that Hekker should have won MVP since he was the only one to break a Super Bowl record and since Edelman didn’t even have a touchdown.
Being the high school quarterback, Owen said he learned, “that when you get your best players the ball, they make magic happen.” Owen also gave The Squire his thought about Tom Brady being the greatest of all time, sharing, “Everyday there is an athlete born and they will break records that people didn’t think could be broken.” While Super Bowl LIII was not the most exciting Super Bowl of all time, it still displayed some amazing talent and set a new Super Bowl record.