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Postgame Research Notes: Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII

The Patriots & Rams combined for the fewest points in Super Bowl History and other notes from the NFL.

  • The Patriots & Rams combined for the fewest points in Super Bowl History

Fewest Combined Points in a Super Bowl All Time

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SeasonSuper BowlTeamsPoints


  • The Patriots have tied the Steelers for the most Super Bowl championships by any team (6) all-time

Most Super Bowl Wins NFL History

New England Patriots6
Pittsburgh Steelers6
Dallas Cowboys5
San Francisco 49ers5
  • Brady and Belichick have combined for 6 Super Bowls together, two more than any other head coach/QB combo all-time

Most Super Bowl Wins by Head Coach/QB Combo NFL History

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TeamCoachQBSB Wins
PatriotsBill BelichickTom Brady6
SteelersChuck NollTerry Bradshaw4
49ersBill WalshJoe Montana3
  • Brady and Belichick have the most wins by a Head Coach/Starting QB combination in NFL history

Most Playoff Wins by a Head Coach/Starting QB Combo NFL History

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NE Bill BelichickTom Brady30
PIT Chuck NollTerry Bradshaw14
DAL Tom LandryRoger Staubach11
SF Bill WalshJoe Montana10
BAL John HarbaughJoe Flacco10
  • The Patriots have 6 Super Bowl championships since 2001

Patriots in the Super Bowl Since 2001

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SeasonSuper BowlOpponentResult

Bill Belichick

  • Bill Belichick has the most Super Bowl wins of any head coach

Most Super Bowl Wins by Head Coach NFL History

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NE Bill Belichick6
HOF Chuck Noll4
HOF Bill Walsh3
HOF Joe Gibbs3
  • Belichick has tied Hall of Famers George Halas and Curly Lambeau for the most championships by a head coach in NFL history (6)

Most Championships by Head Coach NFL History

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NE Bill Belichick6
HOF George Halas6
HOF Curly Lambeau6
HOF Vince Lombardi5
  • Belichick has been involved in 12 Super Bowls as a head coach or an assistant and has won the game in 8 of those 12 appearances

Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl Career

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SeasonTeamRoleSuper BowlResult
2018PatriotsHead CoachLIIIWon
2017PatriotsHead CoachLIILost
2016PatriotsHead CoachLIWon
2014PatriotsHead CoachXLIXWon
2011PatriotsHead CoachXLVILost
2007PatriotsHead CoachXLIILost
2004PatriotsHead CoachXXXIXWon
2003PatriotsHead CoachXXXVIIIWon
2001PatriotsHead CoachXXXVIWon
1996PatriotsAssistant HCXXXILost
1990GiantsDef CoordinatorXXVWon
1986GiantsDef CoordinatorXXIWon
  • Belichick is the oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl (66 years, 293 days)

Oldest Head Coaches to Win a Super Bowl  All-Time

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CoachSuper BowlYears-Days
NE Bill BelichickLIII66-293
NYG Tom CoughlinXLVI65-158
NE Bill BelichickLI64-295
STL Dick VermeilXXXIV63-92
SEA Pete CarrollXLVIII62-140
  • Belichick is on a short list of coaches with 6+ titles in major professional sports

Most Championships by a Coach Major Professional Sports History

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Phil JacksonNBABulls/Lakers11
Red AuerbachNBACeltics9
Scotty BowmanNHLRed Wings/Penguins/Canadiens9
Toe BlakeNHLCanadiens8
Joe McCarthyMLBYankees7
Casey StengelMLBYankees7
Bill BelichickNFLPatriots6
George HalasNFLBears6
Curly LambeauNFLPackers6
  • Belichick has 11 more playoff wins than any other coach in NFL history (31)
  • 30 wins with NE, 1 win with CLE

Most Playoff Wins by Head Coach NFL History

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NE Bill Belichick31
HOF Tom Landry20
HOF Don Shula19
HOF Joe Gibbs17
HOF Chuck Noll16

Bill Belichick Playoff Resume

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All-Time Rank
Super Bowl Appearances91st
Super Bowl Wins61st

Tom Brady

  • Brady has 6 Super Bowl championships, the most by any player all-time

Most Super Bowl Wins Career

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NE Tom Brady6
HOF Charles Haley5
HOF Joe Montana4
HOF Terry Bradshaw4
26 Others Tied (regardless of position)4
  • Brady has two more Super Bowl championships than any other QB in NFL history
  • Brady: more Super Bowl wins than any other QB has Super Bowl starts

Most Super Bowl Titles by a Starting QB NFL History

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NE Tom Brady6
HOF Joe Montana4
HOF Terry Bradshaw4
HOF Troy Aikman3
  • Brady (41 years, 184 days old) is the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl

Oldest QB to Win Super Bowl NFL History

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QBSuper BowlYrs-Days
NE Tom BradyLIII41-184
DEN Peyton Manning5039-320
NE Tom BradyLI39-186
DEN John Elway*XXXIII38-217
BLT Johnny Unitas*V37-255
DEN John Elway*XXXII37-211

* Pro Football Hall of Famer

Rob Gronkowski

  • Gronkowski has been the most dominant postseason tight end in NFL history
  • Only TE in NFL history with 1,000+ receiving yards in the playoffs

Rob Gronkowski Career, In Playoffs

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TE Rank*
Receiving Yards1,1631st
Receiving TD121st

* In NFL postseason history

Julian Edelman

  • Edelman's 115 playoff receptions trail only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (151) for most in NFL history

Most Postseason Receptions NFL History

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HOF Jerry Rice151
NE Julian Edelman115
IND Reggie Wayne93
PIT Hines Ward88
NFL Wes Welker88
  • Edelman has 1,412 receiving yards in the playoffs, passing Michael Irvin and Cliff Branch for 2nd-most all-time

Most Postseason Receiving Yards NFL History

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PlayerReceiving Yards
HOF Jerry Rice2,245
NE Julian Edelman1,412
HOF Michael Irvin1,315
NFL Cliff Branch1,289
  • Edelman has the 3rd-most receiving yards (337) in Super Bowl history

Most Receiving Yards Super Bowl History

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PlayerReceiving Yards
HOF Jerry Rice589
HOF Lynn Swann364
NE Julian Edelman337
HOF Andre Reed323

Sony Michel

  • Michel is 1 of 8 players to rush for 6+ TD in a single postseason

Most Rush TD Single Postseason, NFL History

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PlayerSeasonRush TD
HOF Terrell Davis19978
NE Sony Michel20186
HOF Emmitt Smith19956
SF Ricky Watters19936
WAS Gerald Riggs19916
HOF John Riggins19836
HOF Franco Harris19746
HOF Larry Csonka19736

Patriots Defense

  • The Patriots defense was much better in Super Bowl LIII than they were in Super Bowl LII

Patriots Defense Last 2 Super Bowls

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Points Allowed413
Total Yards Allowed538260
Pass Yards Allowed374198
First Downs Allowed2514
3rd Down Pct Allowed62.523.1
Punts Forced19


  • The Rams are now 1-3 all time in the Super Bowl

Rams in the Super Bowl Franchise History

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SeasonSuper BowlOpponentResult
2018LIIIPatriotsL, 13-3
2001XXXVIPatriotsL, 20-17
1999XXXIVTitansW, 23-16
1979XIVSteelersL, 31-19
  • The Rams have lost both Super Bowl appearances vs the Patriots

Rams vs Patriots Last 2 Super Bowl Matchups

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SB XXXVISB LIII vs. Patriots
Total Yards427260
Time of Possession33:3026:50
  • With the loss, older coaches have now prevailed against the younger in the last 5 largest age differentials in the Super Bowl

Largest Age Difference Between Head Coaches In Super Bowl

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Super BowlHead CoachesAge Diff
LIII*NE Bill Belichick & LAR Sean McVay33 years, 283 days
III*NYJ Weeb Ewbank * BLT Don Shula22 years, 243 days
XXXIV*STL Dick Vermeil & TEN Jeff Fisher21 years, 118 days
XXX*DAL Barry Switzer & PIT Bill Cowher19 years 215 days
LI*NE Bill Belichick & ATL Dan Quinn18 years, 148 days

* Older coach won game

Rams Offense

  • The Rams offense was slowed down tremendously in Super Bowl LIII

Rams Offense 2018 Season, Including Postseason

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First 18 GamesSuper Bowl LIII
Total YPG420.8260
Pass YPG277.4198
Rush YPG143.462

Jared Goff

  • Goff struggled against the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Jared Goff 2018 Season, Including Playoffs

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First 18 GamesSuper Bowl LIII vs. NE
Comp Pct64.250.0
Pass YPG287.3229
Passer Rating98.757.9

Boston vs. Los Angeles

  • With the loss, Los Angeles franchises have now lost to Boston franchises in 2 different major sports championships in less than 100 days
  • Los Angeles Dodgers lost to Boston Red Sox in 2018 World Series
  • Los Angeles Rams lost to New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

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