Patriots-Rams a snoozer through first half

February 4, 2019 GMT

If anyone needed to fall asleep, the first half of this year’s Super Bowl should have done the trick.

Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams featured more punts (8) than points (3) over a slow-paced two quarters of football.

“If you like offensive football, too bad,” CBS analyst Tony Romo said.


The Patriots lead 3-0 at the half, which did not go over well on Twitter:

“The plan: Play such boring football in the first half that people will find Maroon 5 exciting.” pic.twitter.com/gIyRzbT84X Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) February 4, 2019

Through one half of football at #Superbowl53Maroon 5Patriots 3Rams 0 Rich Eisen (@richeisen) February 4, 2019

Four year old just asked me to put on Paw Patrol because the Super Bowl is boring. Gotta admit, not a bad argument so far. Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 4, 2019

No, no...that wasnt boring! pic.twitter.com/jmJW0CtmDv Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) February 4, 2019

The Rams, who got to the Super Bowl thanks to a revolutionary offense with Jared Goff and coach Sean McVay, mustered just 57 yards and two first downs.

New England has been a little better, but it hasn’t been able to capitalizeon the Rams’ lack of success. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw an interception on his first pass attempt and kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 46-yarder.