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Although many publications have called Super Bowl LIII the worst game ever, that doesn’t mean the night passed without records being shattered. New lows and highs were set last night as the Los Angeles Rams lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots, who have now won six Super Bowl championships.
Here are three NFL records that were broken at Super Bowl LIII:
Lowest-scoring Super Bowl. The Patriots’ 13 points and the Rams’ 3 points combined to set the record for the fewest cumulative points scored in any Super Bowl — and by quite the gap. Prior to Super Bowl LIII, the seventh-ever super Bowl 46 years ago held this record, when the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins’ combined points totaled 21.
Longest time elapsed before a touchdown. After three quarters, Super Bowl LIII’s score was tied 3-3 because no touchdowns had yet been scored. Only in the fourth quarter did the Patriots score the game’s one and only touchdown, setting the record for the longest Super Bowl game time elapsed before a touchdown was scored.
First player to win six Super Bowls. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and last night, his team’s victory secured him his sixth ever Super Bowl win. He was previously tied for the record of five Super Bowl wins with Charles Haley, a Hall of Famer who won Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.
Whether or not Super Bowl LIII was actually as big a letdown as some have said, there’s no doubt that some remarkable records were broken last night. Who were you rooting for? What did you think of last night’s game? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.