A lot of people are complaining that the game was awful and boring. I had a different take. We saw two of the game's premier defensive coaches deliver a clinic. You could retire on the prop bet Vegas would have given you on the Pats scoring 13 points and still winning. The Pats somehow devised a game plan that took away not only the Rams' run game but their downfield passing game as well. A lot of teams and new coaches talk about how they plan to play aggressive defense. Under the gun, most of them wimp out and play it safe. Not the Pats. They came with an all out blitz on the crucial interception. The strength of their defense is their DBs and they trusted them to deliver. The Rams defense frustrated the Pats the entire game. After losing Josh Hamilton, the Pats really had no downfield receiving weapons and the Rams have two elite corners. The game basically came down to a perfectly thrown pass by the GOAT QB to possibly the GOAT tight end, the irrepressible Gronk. It seemed like a fitting way to win the game. I give Sean McVay a lot of credit for saying he got outcoached. Not too many coaches would admit that. He is a great coach and will learn from this. Todd Gurley was missing in action again. I have to believe they have understated the effect of his knee injury. I thought the commercials sucked. Weakest I can remember, although they seem to have declined in originality over the past few years. Lot of diversity though. I thought the best ones were the Kia ad about the small Georgia town, the Microsoft gamer ad and of course, the Stella Artois ad. The Dude still abides.