NFL’s Super Bowl turned in to a Super Bore

Feb 4, 2019 | Sports

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) reacts after a missed field goal attempt by Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Harjas Badyal

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.

NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman gave his take the game.

The game itself was not the only factor for the record low ratings.

The highly anticipated halftime show played a part also.

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.

Maroon 5’s performance is already the most disliked NFL halftime show on YouTube.

The likes to dislike ratio is the most from any halftime show video on Youtube uploaded by NFL.

Below is an infographic showing the drastic difference between the last two Super Bowls.