The New England Patriots got the ball first in tonight’s Super Bowl, and looked pretty unstoppable on offense… until Tom Brady attempted his first throw.
After a nice return by Cordarelle Patterson, the Patriots gashed the Rams on the ground for 27 yards on four carries.
Sony Michel has 21 yards on three attempts, while Patterson, a converted wide receiver, picked up six on his first carry.
Brady attempted his first throw on the Patriots’ fifth play from scrimmage, and he didn’t look like the 41-year old veteran in this quarterback matchup.
Tom Brady telegraphed one to Chris Hogan, which was batted into the air, and intercepted by linebacker Cory Littleton.
Via Bleacher Report:
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The Rams weren’t able to take advantage, though.
Sean McVay’s team gained just two yards on a Todd Gurley run, before going three-and-out, and punting it away with Johnny Hekker.
The Patriots have the ball back in their own zone, and just benefited from a big penalty called on Nickell Robey-Coleman behind the line of scrimmage.
It hasn’t been a great display of offense thus far in Atlanta. We’re still very early on at Mercedes-Benz Stadium though.
The Patriots and Rams are tied at 0 with just over eight minutes left in the first quarter.w