The New England Patriots started out Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams attempting to run the ball down Los Angeles’ throat.
Bill Belichick and Co. had success — pushing the ball into Los Angeles side of the field. But on Tom Brady’s first pass of the game, he was picked off by the Rams.
As you’ll see below, Brady’s pass was tipped in the air by controversial Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman and picked off by Pro Bowl linebacker Cory Littleton.
Here's the first huge play of #SBLIII
Tom Brady looks for Edelman. Nickell Robey-Coleman broke it up, and Littleton was there for the scoop. pic.twitter.com/na5AE8kpER
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) February 3, 2019
Fortunately for the Patriots, they held the Rams to three-and-out. Unfortunately, a scoring opportunity came up empty for the AFC champs.