The media mob after games is almost unbearable. Those watching Tracy Wolfson’s attempt to interview Tom Brady after the game saw just how crowded it can get. But as we saw a few years ago, Belichick has made it clear he doesn’t like when people invade his space.
Stephon Gilmore knew the New England Patriots’ defense would be given an opportunity to make a big play, and he was the one who made it.
Late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams trailed by seven points and were driving. On a second down play, Goff threw a pass intended for Brandin Cooks that was intercepted by Gilmore at the four-yard line, completely changing the game.
Retirement rumors dogged Gronkowski during last year’s Super Bowl and was a topic during the offseason. He decided to return for another season, but after winning it all, you have to figure it would be a good time for Gronk to finally walk away. He played hurt all season, has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his career, and he’s a future Hall of Famer. What more does he have to prove?
Despite winning his sixth Super Bowl thanks to the New England Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Brady said he was not hanging them up.
During a postgame interview with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the game, Brady was asked whether winning it all changed his mind about continuing to play.
“That doesn’t change anything,” Brady said. “I can’t wait to spend some time with my family … my family, my kids and my wife. I couldn’t do it without their support. I’m so happy for my teammates. This is a dream come true for all of us.”
Brady has said multiple times that he plans to play into his mid-40s. He will turn 42 prior to the start of next season. Though he did not look to be at his best this season, he still played well, throwing for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns in the regular season. Like usual, he performed well in the postseason to help win another ring.
This year’s Super Bowl was so boring by all standards that even Mercedes-Benz took a shot at it.
Mercedes-Benz is the sponsor of the Atlanta Falcons’ home stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is where the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots were playing on Sunday. Get a load of the tweet they sent late in the game:
Patrick Chung exited the field early in the second half of the Super Bowl after suffering an arm injury.
Chung went in for a tackle on a first down run by the Los Angeles Rams and instantly grabbed his right arm. He was on the field and received medical attention, with his arm being placed in an air cast.
A cart came out for the New England Patriots safety, who ended up walking off the field and into the tunnel.
3-0, that was it. The Patriots missed a field goal, threw an interception, and were stopped on 4th-and-1 to prevent them from scoring more points. The Rams did nothing. This was not the way many thought the game would go.
Todd Gurley was a non-factor early in the Super Bowl on Sunday, sparking further concern about his health.
Gurley suffered a knee injury in the Los Angeles Rams’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15. He then sat out the team’s final two regular season games before returning for the playoffs.
Against the Cowboys, Gurley rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, but CJ Anderson saw more carries in that game. The split was even more heavily in Anderson’s favor against the Saints, with Anderson getting 16 carries to Gurley’s four, and Gurley saying he deserved to be benched.
Through a quarter and a half of the Super Bowl, Anderson had four carries compared to one for Gurley.
If Anderson were playing well and breaking off big runs, keeping him in would make sense. But he wasn’t, making Gurley’s absence even more pronounced.
CBS later reported that Gurley was favoring his knee, though the Rams said there was nothing to note about his status. Fans and viewers will say otherwise — there’s no reason Anderson would be getting more action than Gurley if the former first-round pick were at 100 percent.
The New England Patriots missed out on points on each of their first two drives of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, and a jinx is being blamed for one of the missed chances.
Prior to Stephen Gostkowski attempting a 46-yard field goal in the first quarter, CBS announcer Jim Nantz mentioned that no kicker had missed a field goal at the stadium that season. They even showed a graphic noting how NFL kickers were 31/31 on field goals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.