In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, photo New England Patriots' Julian Edelman, left, and Tom Brady (12) celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. Credit: Curtis Compton | AP

It wasn’t a night of all-around brilliance for the New England Patriots or perfection by quarterback Tom Brady. But it was an evening of grit and resourcefulness, of the Patriots demonstrating their unmatched ability to do what it takes and to be just good enough.

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That translated into yet another Lombardi Trophy, as they outlasted the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, Sunday in a far-from-elegant Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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