Super Bowl LIII is being called NFL’s biggest snooze ever.
The New England Patriots won the Los Angeles Rams by a measly 13-3 — making the game the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history. The previous record low was 1973’s Super Bowl VII with a score of 14–7, according to Sports Illustrated. Plus: Only there was only a single touchdown scored the entire game (and that was deep into the fourth quarter).
The match-up had even announcers Jim Nantz and Tony Romo admitting the game was rather sleepy, noting midway through the third quarter: “Still 3-nothing if you can believe it” And then later, when a field goal evened the score, “I can’t believe it, we got points!” And then at the end of Q3: “Through three quarters and not a single touchdown to be found!” Even advertiser Mercedes Benz reportedly tweeted (then deleted) some scorn.
Here are some of the most scathing reactions from sports luminaries, celebrities, the media and fans:
Apparently, even advertiser Mercedes Benz slammed the Super Bowl but then deleted the tweet: