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Postgame Research Notes: Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII

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  • 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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Season Super Bowl Teams Points
2018 LIII Patriots-Rams 16
1972 VII Dolphins-Redskins 21
1974 IX Steelers-Vikings 22
1968 III Jets-Colts 23

Patriots

  • 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 Patriots 6
Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Dallas Cowboys 5
San Francisco 49ers 5
  • 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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Team Coach QB SB Wins
Patriots Bill Belichick Tom Brady 6
Steelers Chuck Noll Terry Bradshaw 4
49ers Bill Walsh Joe Montana 3
  • 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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Coach Quarterback Wins
NE Bill Belichick Tom Brady 30
PIT Chuck Noll Terry Bradshaw 14
DAL Tom Landry Roger Staubach 11
SF Bill Walsh Joe Montana 10
BAL John Harbaugh Joe Flacco 10
  • The Patriots have 6 Super Bowl championships since 2001

Patriots in the Super Bowl Since 2001

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Season Super Bowl Opponent Result
2018 LIII Rams Won
2017 LII Eagles Lost
2016 LI Falcons Won
2014 XLIX Seahawks Won
2011 XLVI Giants Lost
2007 XLII Giants Lost
2004 XXXIX Eagles Won
2003 XXXVIII Panthers Won
2001 XXXVI Rams Won

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 Belichick 6
HOF Chuck Noll 4
HOF Bill Walsh 3
HOF Joe Gibbs 3
  • 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 Belichick 6
HOF George Halas 6
HOF Curly Lambeau 6
HOF Vince Lombardi 5
  • 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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Season Team Role Super Bowl Result
2018 Patriots Head Coach LIII Won
2017 Patriots Head Coach LII Lost
2016 Patriots Head Coach LI Won
2014 Patriots Head Coach XLIX Won
2011 Patriots Head Coach XLVI Lost
2007 Patriots Head Coach XLII Lost
2004 Patriots Head Coach XXXIX Won
2003 Patriots Head Coach XXXVIII Won
2001 Patriots Head Coach XXXVI Won
1996 Patriots Assistant HC XXXI Lost
1990 Giants Def Coordinator XXV Won
1986 Giants Def Coordinator XXI Won
  • 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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Coach Super Bowl Years-Days
NE Bill Belichick LIII 66-293
NYG Tom Coughlin XLVI 65-158
NE Bill Belichick LI 64-295
STL Dick Vermeil XXXIV 63-92
SEA Pete Carroll XLVIII 62-140
  • 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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Coach/Manager League Team/Teams Championships
Phil Jackson NBA Bulls/Lakers 11
Red Auerbach NBA Celtics 9
Scotty Bowman NHL Red Wings/Penguins/Canadiens 9
Toe Blake NHL Canadiens 8
Joe McCarthy MLB Yankees 7
Casey Stengel MLB Yankees 7
Bill Belichick NFL Patriots 6
George Halas NFL Bears 6
Curly Lambeau NFL Packers 6
  • 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 Belichick 31
HOF Tom Landry 20
HOF Don Shula 19
HOF Joe Gibbs 17
HOF Chuck Noll 16

Bill Belichick Playoff Resume

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All-Time Rank
Games 42 1st
Wins 31 1st
Super Bowl Appearances 9 1st
Super Bowl Wins 6 1st

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 Brady 6
HOF Charles Haley 5
HOF Joe Montana 4
HOF Terry Bradshaw 4
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 Brady 6
HOF Joe Montana 4
HOF Terry Bradshaw 4
HOF Troy Aikman 3
  • 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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QB Super Bowl Yrs-Days
NE Tom Brady LIII 41-184
DEN Peyton Manning 50 39-320
NE Tom Brady LI 39-186
DEN John Elway* XXXIII 38-217
BLT Johnny Unitas* V 37-255
DEN John Elway* XXXII 37-211

* 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*
Receptions 81 1st
Receiving Yards 1,163 1st
Receiving TD 12 1st

* 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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Player Receptions
HOF Jerry Rice 151
NE Julian Edelman 115
IND Reggie Wayne 93
PIT Hines Ward 88
NFL Wes Welker 88
  • 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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Player Receiving Yards
HOF Jerry Rice 2,245
NE Julian Edelman 1,412
HOF Michael Irvin 1,315
NFL Cliff Branch 1,289
  • Edelman has the 3rd-most receiving yards (337) in Super Bowl history

Most Receiving Yards Super Bowl History

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Player Receiving Yards
HOF Jerry Rice 589
HOF Lynn Swann 364
NE Julian Edelman 337
HOF Andre Reed 323

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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Player Season Rush TD
HOF Terrell Davis 1997 8
NE Sony Michel 2018 6
HOF Emmitt Smith 1995 6
SF Ricky Watters 1993 6
WAS Gerald Riggs 1991 6
HOF John Riggins 1983 6
HOF Franco Harris 1974 6
HOF Larry Csonka 1973 6

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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SB LII vs. PHI SB LIII vs. LAR
Points Allowed 41 3
Total Yards Allowed 538 260
Pass Yards Allowed 374 198
First Downs Allowed 25 14
3rd Down Pct Allowed 62.5 23.1
Punts Forced 1 9

Rams

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

Rams in the Super Bowl Franchise History

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Season Super Bowl Opponent Result
2018 LIII Patriots L, 13-3
2001 XXXVI Patriots L, 20-17
1999 XXXIV Titans W, 23-16
1979 XIV Steelers L, 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 XXXVI SB LIII vs. Patriots
Points 17 3
Total Yards 427 260
Giveaways 3 1
Time of Possession 33:30 26:50
  • 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 Bowl Head Coaches Age Diff
LIII *NE Bill Belichick & LAR Sean McVay 33 years, 283 days
III *NYJ Weeb Ewbank * BLT Don Shula 22 years, 243 days
XXXIV *STL Dick Vermeil & TEN Jeff Fisher 21 years, 118 days
XXX *DAL Barry Switzer & PIT Bill Cowher 19 years 215 days
LI *NE Bill Belichick & ATL Dan Quinn 18 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 Games Super Bowl LIII
PPG 32.4 3
Total YPG 420.8 260
Pass YPG 277.4 198
Rush YPG 143.4 62

Jared Goff

  • Goff struggled against the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Jared Goff 2018 Season, Including Playoffs

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First 18 Games Super Bowl LIII vs. NE
Comp Pct 64.2 50.0
Pass YPG 287.3 229
Yards/Attempt 8.2 6.0
TD-INT 33-13 0-1
Passer Rating 98.7 57.9

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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