Super Bowl weekend: The last time the Patriots were there

With the Super Bowl weekend, let’s take a minute and look back on the last time that the New England Patriots were in the big game.  The cool thing about being a Patriots’ fan is that it’s become synonymous with going to and winning Super Bowls.

Well, Super Bowl 57 is tomorrow between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.  Unfortunately, the Patriots are not in the big game and may be far away from returning to the SB, but we can still look back on the last time that they won the Super Bowl.

Let’s turn the clock back all the way to 2018, when the Patriots made it to the big game to face a young and up and coming team in the Los Angeles Rams coached by the then second year Sean McVay.

The Patriots went 11-5 in the regular season and had a top seven scoring offense and defense.  They beat the Chargers in the divisional round and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.

The Super Bowl was an incredibly low scoring affair with both defenses doing backflips to keep their team in the game.

The game was at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, was scoreless after one quarter, had only three points scored after two quarters, and it was 3-3 heading into the fourth quarter.  New England was favored by two points in the game and the over/under was set at 55.5

The lone touchdown came from a Sony Michel two yard rush, and the biggest play of the game came late in the fourth quarter when Jared Goff went back to pass, faced a blitz, and threw it up for grabs.

Stephon Gilmore came down with the interception inside the Rams’ five yard line.  This all but sealed it for the Patriots in what was a old-school slug fest on both sides of the ball.

That was the sixth Super Bowl win in the team’s history, and after the following season, Tom Brady left the team.