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Patriots’ Secret Sauce: Unfaltering Persistence amid Adversity

Patriots’ Secret Sauce: Unfaltering Persistence amid Adversity

Super Bowl LIII was certainly a challenge for the millennial head coach, Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams.

His team found it difficult to prevent the seasoned New England Patriots from successfully cementing their title as the greatest football team in the history of the National Football League (NFL).

On Sunday, McVay did all his best to instruct Jared Goff to execute the best play. However, the 24-year-old quarterback and his teammates were obviously mystified by the Patriots’ game plan.

This fact is demonstrated by the final score of 13-3 with the team from Foxborough, Massachusetts capturing their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy all in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.

The Rams can certainly learn a great deal from their experience playing against the Patriots at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Tom Brady has plenty of golden nuggets to share. He is now the record-holder for most career victories with 237 wins. Adam Vinatieri, the Indianapolis Colts kicker, has 236 career triumphs.

At 41 years old, Brady shared that for important sporting occasions like the Super Bowl LIII, football players “have to rise to the occasion.”

The NFL superstar, who concluded the evening with 21-of-35 with 262 yards and one interception and is planning to keep playing until he is 45 years old, stated the football environment is certainly filled with pressure.

Nonetheless, in these football matches, players definitely have to look for ways to be victorious, the legendary Patriots quarterback remarked.

As for Super Bowl LIII’s Most Valuable Player, Julian Edelman, his philosophy is all about overcoming adversity in spite of all the odds and coming out as the victor in the end.

The Patriots wide receiver missed playing last year because of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Moreover, he had to deal with a four-football match suspension.

Nevertheless, in spite of these tremendous obstacles, Edelman was awarded the football-shaped Pete Rozelle Trophy for his 141-yard, 10-catch contribution during the Super Bowl LIII championship.

For the Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, he plans to keep going similarly as Brady who he is proud to have as his quarterback.

The 66-year-old veteran coach seemed to turn to his team’s doubters by echoing Brady’s recent Instagram message, “We’re still here.”

The Patriots have been criticized for Brady’s age and for the uncertain reputation of the team to keep going as a dynasty.

Now, the secret sauce of the Patriots has been revealed on Super Bowl LIII.

For Belichick’s team, victory is within reach for those who just keep moving forward and keep playing regardless of the troubles and the misfortunes that they inevitably encounter along the way.

Emma is a Sports writer and loves talking and learning about new Sports. She studied journalism at The City College of New York. She loves watching American Sports as well as watching her children play. When she gets some free time she likes to read books by "Jacqueline Wilson".