Quite frankly, this Super Bowl hasn’t been very good.
The Patriots and Rams are tied at 3-3, and there haven’t been many, if any, highlights to speak of thus far.
Generally, the broadcast team would try to sell this as a great defensive battle or a slugfest, but CBS analyst Tony Romo isn’t here to sugarcoat things.
Tony Romo, who is calling his first Super Bowl, said what we are all thinking about this game a few minutes ago.
Per Patriots.com’s Don Banks:
Tony Romo: "This is hard to watch.'' More dead-on analysis. And I concur.
— Don Banks (@DonBanks) February 4, 2019
Between the two teams, we’ve seen 13 punts on the afternoon. The Rams’ Johnny Hekker has eight, and apparently some are even wondering if he could be the MVP if Rams win a tight one, as he’s left Tom Brady and company with bad field position all night.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio tweeted that there’s been chatter about it in the press box:
There's press box chatter about Johnny Hekker being MVP if the Rams find a way to win this one. Especially if he ends up completing a pass on a fake.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 4, 2019
A punter winning Super Bowl MVP would be kind of a disaster, but there may not be a better choice for the Rams as of now.
Jared Goff has just 127 passing yards and has made some questionable decisions, while Todd Gurley has been held to 35 yards.
On the other side, Tom Brady hasn’t been good, completing 17-of-31 passes for 195 yards, but Julian Edelman has been the only consistent offensive threat for either team. He has 128 yards on the day.