Super Bowl 53

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have done it again:

The New England Patriots on Sunday night tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories by any franchise with their sixth, a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Tom Brady has been the quarterback for all of them, and he’s the first player with six Super Bowl rings, passing Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley, who has five. Brady has played in a record nine Super Bowls.

The Patriots picked up their 37th postseason win all time, breaking a tie with the Steelers for the most.

The Patriots have six Super Bowl titles in 18 seasons; the Steelers got their six titles in span of 35 seasons. …

The Patriots defeated the Rams for the second time in a Super Bowl; Brady won his first Super Bowl over the St. Louis Rams in the 2001 season. …

Brady is the oldest starting QB to win a Super Bowl (41 years, 184 days).

Belichick is the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl at 66 years, 293 days.

I’m thinking of two things. First, there was an incredible comparison shot at one point when photos of the Tom Brady of today versus the Tom Brady of his first Super Bowl in 2001. Clear difference between young and exuberant Tom Brady versus GOAT Tom Brady, but still the same Tom Brady. Then they showed photos of Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams quarterback, 2001 v. 2019. Goff was in Kindergarten.

And second, I’m thinking of Les Carpenter’s reflection on Tom Brady’s incredible success after Super Bowl 51: “It’s as if this all can go on forever.

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