The New England Patriots hammered home their advantage in the fourth quarter to seal a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl title with a 13-3 win against the Los Angeles Rams.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned from the encounter in Atlanta.
Attack isn’t always the best form of defence
While there is no doubting the offensive capabilities of Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski et al, American football is a game of two halves and the defence more than played their part for the Pats. They forced the Rams to punt on their opening eight drives and only gave up 57 yards in the first half. When Rams quarterback Jared Goff went long for Brandin Cooks, Jason McCourty staged a magnificent end zone save as Los Angeles had to settle for three.
It’s hard to win if you don’t move the ball
Little things make all the difference
Compared to his teammates, Julian Edelman is relatively diminutive at 1.78m. But the impact he made at Super Bowl LIII made number 11 a worthy MVP. His 141 yards on 10 receptions were more than half the Patriots’ total and make you wonder whether we would be talking about the seventh title had he not missed the 2017 season through injury.