Having been a Los Angeles Ram fan as a kid, until they left for St. Louis in 1995, then again when they returned in 2016, I was excited for today’s Super Bowl game. Making it even more exciting is that the Rams are headquartered right here in the Conejo Valley in Agoura Hills and have practiced at Cal Lutheran since 2017.
The Los Angeles Rams had played in only one other Super Bowl. They lost 31 to 19 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 14 on January 20, 1920. The St. Louis Rams played in two Super Bowls with a 1-1 record. But otherwise, Super Bowl 53 was only the second time in history that the Los Angeles based Rams made it to this game.
And it was an utter disappointment. The Rams lost in Atlanta to the Patriots by a score of 13 to 3.
Some of the records set or tied at Super Bowl 53 included:
Fewest points scored by both teams: 16 (previously 21 at Super Bowl VII in 1973)
Fewest points by winning team: 13 (previously 14 by Miami at Super Bowl VII)
Tied for fewest points by losing team: 3 (tying Miami’s score at Super Bowl VI in 1972)
Longest punt - 65 yards by Johnny Hekker (probably the highlight of the game for Rams fans)
Next year’s Super Bowl 54 will take place at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida on February 2, 2020. Crossing my fingers for the Rams to come back with a vengeance next year like Miami did in 1973.
Congratulations to the New England Patriots!