Record-Breaking Super Bowl a Major Disappointment

Ryan (Fuzz) French, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

This year’s Super Bowl was one for the record books, and not in a good way.

The Super Bowl this year was the lowest scoring Super Bowl game of all time with the Patriots taking the crown 13-3 over the Rams.

In my opinion, this is by far the worst Super bowl I have ever watched. In the biggest game of the year you would expect the big players to make big plays. This was not the case on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Tom Brady and Jared Goff put up some of the lowest numbers they had all year, and Brady had arguably his worst Super Bowl game in his career. With an interception and zero touchdowns thrown, Brady seemed to struggle against the Rams’ defense.

The Rams’ defense recorded the only sack against Tom Brady this postseason.

Granted, both defenses were outstanding. They both constantly pressured the qb’s and put heavy pressure on the key receivers.

However, this was the Super Bowl. It felt as if both offenses coasted and had really no plans going into the game. The Rams punted eight times before they put any points on the board. Both teams had a horrible 3rd down efficiency, the Patriots going 3-12 and the Rams going 3-13.

Personally, I expected more from the “greatest qb of all time” and the young qb who had been astounding almost all year.

Also, Todd Gourley was nearly irrelevant in the first half. He touched the ball three times and then was not used until the second half. This was the key in my opinion.

Michel from the Patriots had eighteen carriers for 94 yards and was able to move the chains at key points during the fourth quarter which tired out an exhausted Rams’ defense.

No matter if you hate or love the Patriots, you have to respect Bill Belichick. He had a defensive plan all game to shut down one of the best rushing offenses and was able to keep the ball out of Brandin Cooks’ hands.

Belichick has done this his entire coaching career and is coaching at a level no other NFL coach can match. In my opinion, it is Belichick who has made the Patriots what they are, not Tom Brady.