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Patriots, Tom Brady keep rewriting Super Bowl record book – New England Patriots Blog

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The New England Patriots on Sunday night tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories by any franchise with their sixth, a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Tom Brady has been the quarterback for all of them, and he’s the first player with six Super Bowl rings, passing Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley, who has five. Brady has played in a record nine Super Bowls.

Other records the Patriots broke Sunday, per the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats & Information:

The game also was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl at 16 points. The previous record was 21 points in Super Bowl VII, when the 1972 Miami Dolphins finished their undefeated season with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins. The Patriots’ 13 points were the fewest for any team that won a Super Bowl.

The Rams had to punt on eight consecutive drives, also a record. The Rams’ Johnny Hekker set the record for longest punt in Super Bowl history on one of his nine punts, a 65-yarder.

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Bills player gets look at Ravens coach’s notes

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — When coaches preach ball security during especially windy games, they may want to start applying that lesson to themselves.

During the third quarter of the Baltimore Ravens game against the Buffalo Bills, Ravens special-teams coach Randy Brown lost his notes to a gust of wind, sending several sheets of paper onto the field. Most of the sheets were scooped up by Ravens players or referees, but Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White managed to get his hands on a couple that had blown farther than the rest.

White only got a few seconds to look through the notes before they were taken by a referee.

Whether White could apply anything he read didn’t affect the final score: his Bills lost 24-17 to the Ravens on Sunday.



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Falcons rookie takes first-ever catch 93 yards for season’s longest play

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made the longest completion of his career, to the most unlikely of characters.

Ryan, working out of the shotgun on third-and-8 from his own 7-yard line, took the snap, dropped back into the end zone, then fired a pass 50-plus yards in the air to undrafted rookie wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus. He caught the the ball over his shoulder, shook off a weak tackle attempt by Carolina cornerback Donte Jackson, then raced to the end zone for the 93-yard score. It was Zaccheaus’ first career catch and touchdown.

It was the longest play of the season.

And it happened on the same day that Ryan became the 10th quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.



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Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs ruled out vs. Titans

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OAKLAND — Oakland Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs is inactive to play today against the Tennessee Titans with a right shoulder injury.

Jacobs took to social media earlier this week to say he had been playing with a fractured shoulder since Week 7.

Jacobs, a leading candidate for NFL offensive rookie of the year, has rushed for 1,061 yards — a Raiders franchise record for a rookie — on 218 carries with seven touchdowns. He has also caught 18 passes for 146 yards.

Jacobs was initially hurt on a hit he delivered on Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos on Oct. 20, and while he did not miss a game since then, he also did not practice on either Wednesday or Thursday this week and was officially listed Friday as “questionable” to face the Titans, who have the No. 10-ranked rushing defense in the NFL.

“If he can’t go you’ll see a lot more DeAndré [Washington] and Jalen [Richard],” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said on Friday. “And we got the big fullback ready to carry the ball as well. So [Alec] Ingold, he might just ‘dot the I’ a few times.”

Jacobs, who was taken with the No. 24 overall draft pick that was acquired from the Chicago Bears in the Khalil Mack trade, was in the Raiders locker room this week but left as media entered, saying he was on his way to receive treatment.

Raiders right tackle Trent Brown had been declared out with a pectoral injury on Friday. He will be replaced by Brandon Parker against Tennessee while Mike Glennon has been supplanted as the backup quarterback to Derek Carr by DeShone Kizer.

Other inactive Raiders: WR Hunter Renfrow, CB Isaiah Johnson, LB Kyle Wilber and DT Terrell McClain.

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