New England Patriots defeat Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

New England Patriots defeat Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams faced off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in a game of historical implications. Tom Brady aimed to pick up a remarkable sixth Super Bowl ring, while Rams coach Sean McVay had the chance to become the youngest Super Bowl-winning coach in history.

The Patriots were widely favoured to come on top, according to a poll of ESPN writers, editors, analysts and columnists: 45 of the 72 selected favoured Brady and Belichick in the matchup.

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In the end, experience won out in this pressure cooker of a game, with Tom Brady et al proving once more that, more often than not, when the going gets tough, they've got the nous and skill to get themselves over the line. This means Brady now has an enviable six Super Bowl rings, and will surely push the legendary quarterback over the top in 'greatest of all time' discussions for many fans of the game.

It seems that, despite the vitriol the Patriots often garner from fans of rival teams around the league, the rest of the NFL is going to have to wait a while longer for the changing of the guard.