New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman holds the trophy as he celebrates their Super Bowl win against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:   Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

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Sony Michel of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

The New England Patriots claimed the Lombardi Trophy for a record-tying sixth time, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a Super Bowl LIII slugfest (...)