Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII
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1234 Total
NE 03010 13
LAR 0030 3
DateFebruary 3, 2019
StadiumMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
MVPJulian Edelman, wide receiver
FavoritePatriots by 2.5
RefereeJohn Parry
National anthemGladys Knight
Coin tossBernice King
Halftime showMaroon 5 featuring Travis Scott and Big Boi
TV in the United States
ESPN Deportes (Spanish language)
AnnouncersJim Nantz (play-by-play)
Tony Romo (analyst)
Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn (sideline reporters)
Jay Feely (special teams analyst)
Gene Steratore (rules analyst)
Nielsen ratings41.1 (national)
57.4 (Boston)
44.6 (Los Angeles)
U.S. viewership: 98.2 million est. avg.
Cost of 30-second commercial$5.25 million
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One
ESPN Deportes Radio (Spanish language)
AnnouncersKevin Harlan (play-by-play)
Kurt Warner and Mike Holmgren (analysts)
Ed Werder and Tony Boselli (sideline reporters)
Kenneth Garay (play-by-play- ESPN Deportes Radio)
Sebastian Martínez Christensen (analyst- ESPN Deportes Radio)

Super Bowl LIII was an American football game played to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2018 season. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams, 13–3. The game was played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and was the first Super Bowl played at the stadium.

The Patriots' victory was their sixth, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl championships. New England, after finishing the regular season with a 11–5 record, advanced to their 11th Super Bowl appearance, their fourth in five years, and their ninth under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Rams finished the regular season with a 13–3 record under head coach Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in the Super Bowl at 33, as they advanced to their fourth Super Bowl appearance and their first since relocating back from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016. Super Bowl LIII was a rematch of 2001's Super Bowl XXXVI, the first championship won by Belichick and Brady, as well as the beginning of the Patriots dynasty. It was the 14th meeting in a major sports championship between the Greater Los Angeles and Greater Boston areas and the first in the NFL. The game also marked the first Super Bowl appearance of a Los Angeles-based team since the Los Angeles Raiders appeared in 1984's Super Bowl XVIII and the Rams' first as a Los Angeles team since 1980's Super Bowl XIV.

Super Bowl LIII was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history. It also had the lowest amount of touchdowns at one, with Patriots running back Sony Michel scoring the game's sole touchdown on a two-yard run. For the first time in the Super Bowl, neither team had a touchdown in the first three quarters, as the Patriots and the Rams fought to a 3–3 tie entering the final quarter. The defensive battle continued into the fourth, but New England scored 10 unanswered points to claim victory. The Patriots' one touchdown tied them with the New York Jets in Super Bowl III for the fewest touchdowns by a winning Super Bowl team, while the Rams became the second Super Bowl team to not score a touchdown after the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who caught 10 passes for 141 yards, was named Super Bowl MVP.[1] Brady and Belichick became the then-oldest starting quarterback and head coach to win the Super Bowl at 41 and 66 respectively; both would be surpassed by Brady and Bruce Arians in Super Bowl LV. Brady was also the only starting quarterback to win the Super Bowl in his 40s.

The broadcast of the game on CBS, along with the halftime show headlined by U.S. pop group Maroon 5, saw the smallest Super Bowl audience in 10 years.[2]

  1. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (February 3, 2019). "Patriots WR Julian Edelman named Super Bowl LIII MVP". NFL Enterprises. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Patten, Dominic (February 3, 2019). "Super Bowl Viewership Falls To Lowest Since 2008 In Historically Low Scoring Game". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2019.