The lowest scoring Super Bowl could wind up being the lowest rated Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night 13-3 in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, GA.
It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in NFL history, with no touchdowns in the first three quarters.
The initial overnight Nielsen ratings show the game to be the lowest rated Super Bowl in this decade.
It was a five per cent decrease from last year’s game, which was the second highest-scoring Super Bowl of all-time.
The Rams were the highest scoring offense in the NFC this season, yet could only put up three points on the Patriots, who do not have a top 10 rated defense.
Adding to the lack of offense, the highlight of the game was the Rams Punter Johnny Hekker’s record long punt of 65 yards.
Longest punt in Super Bowl history! Sadly this has easily been the most exciting play of the night. By a lot. pic.twitter.com/KjO3rLmBtG
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) February 4, 2019
NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman gave his take the game.
Has a punter ever been Super Bowl MVP?
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) February 4, 2019
The game itself was not the only factor for the record low ratings.
The highly anticipated halftime show played a part also.
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 4, 2019
Pop/Rock band Maroon 5 headlined the show with features from rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Along with a special appearance by… Spongebob Squarepants.
— SpongeBob (@SpongeBob) February 4, 2019
Maroon 5’s performance is already the most disliked NFL halftime show on YouTube.
Below is an infographic showing the drastic difference between the last two Super Bowls.