Offensive Juggernauts Spin Their Wheels for Entire Game

Published on January 11th, 2024 5:14 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The infamous record set at Super Bowl 53. Super Bowl 53, which pitted the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams, was supposed to be a shootout.

The over/under for the game was set at 55.5 points, which is definitely on the higher end from a historical perspective.

Both teams were loaded offensively - the Pats had Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, while the Rams had Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods.

It should have been a shutout, but it certainly wasn't.


Super Bowl 53 would set a record for offensive futility - a record that will likely never be topped.

The game featured ONE red zone possession over the course of the entire game, and that was a possession by the New England Patriots on the sole touchdown of the game.

For the rest of the game, the two teams were operating outside of the red zone.

Both quarterbacks had zero touchdown passes.

Both quarterbacks had one interception.


The game was essentially contested between the team's two punters.

The New England Patriots punted 5 times during the game, while the Rams punted 9 times.

In fact, the Rams set the Super Bowl record for the most consecutive punts, with a total of 8.

The game also set records for fewest points, fewest kick returns and fewest PATs, just to name a few.


It's hard to imagine that two teams will combine for less than 1 red zone attempt, which is what it will take to break the infamous record that was set by the Patriots and Rams at Super Bowl 53.

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