• SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS: Patriots beat Rams in Super Bowl LIII to win sixth title

    By: Austin Bumpus

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    The Patriots are Super Bowl Champions for the sixth time in franchise history after beating the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

    After an uneventful first half that saw just three points put on the board, the Patriots pulled out the win with an incredible performance from Julian Edelman and a spectacular effort from the defense throughout the game.


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    A Stephen Gostkowski field goal gave them the lead in the first half, before a Greg Zuerlein field goal tied things up in the fourth quarter.

    Jason McCourty came up with a clutch stop in the third quarter, covering a massive amount of ground to break up what would've been a go-ahead touchdown in a 3-0 game.

    In a 3-3 game in the fourth quarter, Tom Brady led a drive with under 10 minutes to go to take the lead back on a Sony Michel touchdown, with "Brady" chants filling the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

    With the win, Tom Brady became the first player to reach six Super Bowl wins in NFL history.

    The duck boats are set to roll through Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the win.

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    LIVE UPDATES:

    10:07 p.m.: CUE THE DUCK BOATS! The Super Bowl Championship Parade will be held this Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m.

    10:05 p.m.: THE PATRIOTS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!

    10:00 p.m.: Stephen Gostkowski hits a field goal to give the Patriots a 13-3 lead with just over a minute to go.

    9:34 p.m.: The Patriots take a 10-3 lead after Sony Michel finds paydirt in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run!

    9:11 p.m.: Heading into the fourth quarter, we're all tied up at 3-3 in Super Bowl LIII.

    9:05 p.m.: Greg Zuerlein hits a 53-yard field goal to tie things up at 3-3 in the third quarter.

    8:36 p.m.: Patrick Chung walks off the field with an air cast on his arm after suffering an injury in the first drive of the second half, and the team announces he will not return.

    8:30 p.m.: The Rams start the half with the ball, hoping to take the lead while battling a 3-0 deficit.

    8:20 p.m.: Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi came together for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, leading to mixed reactions on social media.

    8:10 p.m.: Tom Brady appeared in one of the NFL's Super Bowl LIII commercials, joking with Baker Mayfield to "hold these" before handing him his five Super Bowl rings.

    >>MORE: WATCH: Tom Brady makes hilarious cameo in Super Bowl LIII commercial

    7:57 p.m.: The Patriots lead 3-0 against the Rams heading into the half in Super Bowl LIII. 

    7:55 p.m.: The Patriots can't convert on fourth down in Rams territory, failing to extend their 3-0 lead towards the end of the first half.

    7:46 p.m.: Police in Concord, Massachusetts announced a widespread power outage that's affecting Central and East Concord Sunday night, affecting their ability to watch Super Bowl LIII.

    7:42 p.m.: Kyle Van Noy comes in clutch to force a Rams punt, giving the Patriots the ball back with just under four minutes left in the half!

    7:25 p.m.: Points are finally on the board! The Patriots hold a 3-0 lead in the second quarter of Super Bowl LIII after a Stephen Gostkowski field goal.

    7:18 p.m.: Another huge stop for the Patriots defense, this time deep in Rams' territory, gives Tom Brady and the offense another shot towards the start of the second quarter.

    7:12 p.m.: After one quarter, the Patriots and Rams are still scoreless, with the Patriots still not scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of any Bill Belichick-coached Super Bowl. 

    6:55 p.m.: The Patriots can't get any points on the board in their second drive, missing a field goal with 5:35 to go in the first quarter after failing to convert on 3rd and 8.

    6:45 p.m.: Tom Brady and the Patriots are driving, looking to snap an eight-game scoreless streak when it comes to touchdowns in the opening quarters of Super Bowls.

    6:40 p.m.: The Patriots follow up with a big stop defensively after the Tom Brady interception to start the game

    6:36 p.m.: Tom Brady is intercepted on his first throw of Super Bowl LIII as the Patriots turn the ball over in their first drive. It was the first time in Brady's career he's been picked off on his first throw.

    6:32 p.m.: The Patriots will start Super Bowl LIII with the ball as the Rams win the coin toss and choose to defer.

    6:25 p.m.: Patriots fans around the world are showing their support as the Super Bowl gets set to start, including a fan who posted all the way from Afghanistan

    Watching from Afghanistan! LFG!!! from r/Patriots

    6:15 p.m.: Patriots introduced as teams get set for kickoff in Super Bowl LIII.

    5:40 p.m.: Boos rain down in Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Rams taking the field before the Patriots run out of their tunnel.

    5:27 p.m.: Tom Brady takes the field for warmups with just over an hour to go until the start of Super Bowl LIII!

    5:19 p.m.: Conor McGregor was spotted on the field before the game with his son Jack as they get set to take in Super Bowl LIII. 

    5:16 p.m.: Both the Patriots and Rams inactives are official as both teams prepare for kickoff.

    4:49 p.m.: Patriots owner Robert Kraft takes the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Jon Bon Jovi with just under two hours to go before Super Bowl LIII.

    4:31 p.m.: The Patriots released their inactives with two hours to go until kickoff.

    3:19 p.m.: Julian Edelman was on the field for his usual warmup, getting in some early preparations before Super Bowl LIII.

    3:17 p.m.: The G.O.A.T. has arrived at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with about three hours to go until kickoff.

    1:30 p.m.: The roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be closed for the big game.

     

     

    9:00 a.m.: With just a little less than nine hours to go until kick-off, Tom Brady starts the day with an Instagram video post looking back at previous Super Bowl victories with the caption "Still Here. Never Left."

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Still Here. Never Left.

    A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on

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