Tom Brady made history on Sunday by becoming the first player to win six Super Bowls. His New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in what turned out to be the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history. The game was dominated by strong defensive lines keeping the game tied 3-3 until the end of the third quarter.
Despite the fact that Brady stepped up in the fourth quarter, preparing the crucial touchdown with four completed passes in row, it was Rob Gronkowski’s stunning catch of the last of those passes that made Sony Michel’s game-winning touchdown possible.
As the following chart shows, Super Bowl LIII “beat” a 45-year old record in becoming the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. Back in 1973, the Miami Dolphins had defeated the Washington Redskins 14-7.