New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Photos: Patriots' historic win was lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Tom Brady, 41, the oldest quarterback ever to start a Super Bowl, took a back seat to a dominating defensive performance in the 53rd Super Bowl on Sunday in Atlanta, but he safely steered the New England Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams for his record sixth Super Bowl title.

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the start of the game.

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Gladys Knight sings the national anthem.

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Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay hugs his mother Cindy McVay prior to kickoff.

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Los Angeles Rams cheerleader Napoleon Jinnies, center, performs. 

The Rams made history this weekend with the first male cheerleaders to ever perform at a Super Bowl.

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New England Patriots fans cheer while waiting for the game to start.

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Rams quarterback Jared Goff #16 passes as Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower #54 defends in the first quarter.

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Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton leaps over Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman after Littleton intercepted a pass by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first half.

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Sony Michel #26 of the Patriots is tackled by Lamarcus Joyner #20 of the Rams in the first half.

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Patriots fans react to a call during the first quarter.

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead #34 is tackled during the first quarter.

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Edelman dives for extra yards against Samson Ebukam #50 of the Rams in the first quarter.

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, runs with the ball past Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, left, and Rams linebacker Mark Barron.

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Brady is tackled by the Rams' Aaron Donald in the first quarter.

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Ryan Allen of the Patriots punts the ball in the first quarter.

The Patriots' defense stuffed the Rams, holding them to 27 yards and forcing eight first-half punts.

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The Patriots' Stephon Gilmore, right, intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams' Brandin Cooks during the second half.

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Cooks misses a pass attempt against the Patriots in the second half.

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Maroon 5 headlines the halftime show.

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 delivered hits such as "Harder to Breathe," "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved" from the band's 2002 album "Songs About Jane." 

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Levine was joined by Atlanta native Big Boi of rap duo Outkast, center, and rapper Travis Scott during the halftime performance.

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Levine performs "Girls Like You," backed by a gospel choir during the halftime show.

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Johnny Hekker of the Rams punts the ball in the third quarter.

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Sony Michel of the Patriots scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

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Ella Silver and Moe Helmy during a viewing party in Los Angeles.

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Edelman and Brady hug after winning the Super Bowl.

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Linebacker Brandon King lays in the confetti while celebrating his team's victory.

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates with his granddaughter Blakely.

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Patriots fans in Boston cheer after their team won the Super Bowl.

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Edelman holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

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Brady carries his daughter Vivian Lake Brady during an interview after the game.

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