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Super Bowl LIII: L.A. Rams fall short, Patriots win 13-3

The Los Angeles Rams were defeated by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, 13-3.

Defense led the way for both teams in this game. The Rams defense played a solid game, holding the Patriots to just three points in the first half and not allowing a touchdown until there was seven minutes left in the game. It was a bend-don’t-break mentality for Wade Phillips and the Rams defense. They put the team in a position to win the game.

The offense, however, failed to muster up much of anything. It was the lowest scoring game of the Sean McVay era. The two-headed backfield of Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson failed to get anything going. Jared Goff only completed 50% of his passes for just 229 yards. The Rams defense played well, but the Patriots played better.

Even with minimal scoring on the offensive side of the ball, the Rams hung in the game until Greg Zuerlein missed a field goal with five seconds remaining, crushing the sliver of hope the Rams had remaining. It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.

It was a tough ending to a great season for the Rams. Sean McVay led the Rams to the third 13 win season in franchise history. He’s lifted the franchise from the laughing stock of the NFL to a powerhouse in the NFC. Stay tuned to Rams Talk for more news as the Rams enter the offseason.

Steve Rebeiro is a staff writer and host of the Butting Heads podcast for Rams Talk. He is an alumni of Marquette University. For more of his opinions, follow him on Twitter here.

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