Patriots Prevail in Patriotic Super Bowl

No one was ready for what transpired in today's Super Bowl, except maybe the New England Patriots and of course their dedicated fans. FOX's Jimmy Kimmel also picked the Patriots to win it all, which everyone at my Super Bowl party found absurd and comical. Word on the street had the Rams winning the game with a substantial lead by half time. It certainly was a huge surprise when halftime came and the Patriots had a nice lead with no signs of life showing from the St Louis Rams.

The Patriots led 17-3 going into the fourth quarter. To no one's surprise the St. Louis Rams came back and scored two touchdowns to tie the score at 17-17 with one minute thirty seconds remaining in the game.

The New England Patriots took over with one minute twenty one seconds left and went to the no huddle offense. Quarterback Tom Brady led them down the field to give kicker Adam Vinatieri a 48-yard attempt with seven seconds left in the game. Vinatieri hit it perfectly down the middle to seal this Superbowl Championship for New England.

Enjoy some of the game's highlights.


St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk (28) fends of New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law (24) during first-quarter play of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks for a receiver during first-quarter play against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law (24) celebrates his interception of a St. Louis Rams' Kurt Warner pass for a touchdown in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXVI with teammate Lawyer Milloy (36) at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


A sign displaying the names of the victims of the attacks on America, September 11, 2001, are seen during the half time performance by the pop group U2 at Super Bowl XXXVI between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images


St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, left, throws the ball as New England Patriots' Roman Phifer (95) defends during the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. The pass was blocked and fell incomplete. Blocking on the play is Rams' Marshall Faulk (28). (AP Photo/Doug Mills)


St. Louis Rams' Ricky Proehl dives between New England Patriots defenders Lawyer Milloy (36) and Terrance Shaw (22) into the end zone to tie the score for the Rams late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXVI, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


New England Patriots cornerback Otis Smith celebrates after knocking down a pass intended for St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXVI, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


St. Louis Rams' Ricky Proehl dives between New England Patriots defenders Lawyer Milloy (36) and Terrance Shaw (22) into the end zone to tie the score for the Rams late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXVI, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


New England Patriots' kicker Adam Vinatieri celebrates his 48-yard game-winning field goal in the final seconds of Super Bowl XXXVI against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. At left is teammate Ken Walters. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


New England Patriots Lawyer Milloy (36) celebrates the Patriots victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


New England Patriots' coach Bill Belichick holds the Super Bowl trophy after the Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

And thus ends Super Bowl Sunday XXXVI. God bless America!


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