By: Ryan Smithers
Finally, the narrative is complete. Tom Brady is officially the greatest of all time! I don’t want to hear any of your arguments. I don’t care. All I know is now that he has six rings, he is the GOAT. He may constantly throw five-yard passes to wide-open white guys, and get unlimited time in the pocket, but he is the greatest of all time. Super Bowl LIII explained why.
So last Sunday, we witnessed arguably the best Super Bowl of all time–The Los Angeles Rams versus the New England Patriots. A total offensive show out by both teams, who combined for a whopping 16 points. Both defenses looked totally confused by the strength and speed of the other side. There’s really not much more you could ask for in a football game. I don’t want to throw stats in your face, but they will to prove my point. Both teams combined for 667 yards, a touchdown, three field goals, and two turnovers, a truly incredible scene. I have to say I was mainly impressed with the ball security and the ability of both teams to keep their punting units off the field as much as possible. It would’ve been so boring if there were like 14 punts or something in the game.
The game was an instant classic and no one can argue that it wasn’t a quarterback battle from start to finish. Tom Brady completed 21 of 35 passes and threw for 262 yards with ZERO touchdowns and an interception. The pick was on Brady’s first throw of the game and he didn’t make the same mistake twice. That just shows how amazing Tom Brady is and how nothing can phase him. What a guy. Jared Goff countered with a fire stat line of his own completing 19 of 38 passes with 229 yards, ZERO touchdowns, AND an interception. You didn’t even have to watch the game to know that these guys lit the field.
The running backs had their fair share of moments in the big game as well. Patriots running back Sony Michel had 18 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown. A decent performance, but I expected better. Todd Gurley, arguably the best running back in the league, had 10 touches for 35 yards. The Rams did a great job of utilizing him, which only further proved why Gurley should’ve won MVP instead of that Mahomes guy, who only threw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Pitiful.
It was a nail-biter till the very end, but you already know the GOAT came through. The Patriots won with a final score of 13-3, resulting in six championships for the Patriots franchise and six rings for Tom Brady. Does this victory officially make him the greatest of all time? I believe so. No one can go into the Super Bowl and outplay a 2nd year starting QB like him. No one can throw five-yard passes like him. And no one can kiss their sons like him. There’s really nothing Tom Brady can’t do. He even makes an interception look like a good throw. The crazy thing is that he is 41 years old. 41. I think he still has another ten years of greatness in him! People may say he’s a cheater or a system quarterback, but I don’t let that get to me. In my eyes, he’s the GOAT! They’re all just haters that want to DEFLATE the fact that Brady has six rings. WATCH THE PRACTICE TAPE and you’ll know. It’s time we start to compare him to Michael Jordan.
All in all, it was a great Super Bowl. This one will go down as a classic in NFL history. I really hope there’s a repeat of it on NFL Network, so I can watch it over and over again.