By Zane Miller
On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019, the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII to win the 99th championship in NFL history. It was the sixth (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Patriots franchise as Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman won the Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the 2018 MVP Award with 50 passing touchdowns and 5,097 passing yards, while Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald won the back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Awards with four forced fumbles and 20 and a half sacks.
Out of Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1), Tennessee Titans (9-7), Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1), Cleveland Browns (7-8-1), Miami Dolphins (7-9), Washington Redskins (7-9), Atlanta Falcons (7-9), Carolina Panthers (7-9), Denver Broncos (6-10), Buffalo Bills (6-10), Detroit Lions (6-10), Cincinnati Bengals (6-10), New York Giants (5-11), Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11), San Francisco 49ers (4-12), Oakland Raiders (4-12), New York Jets (4-12), Arizona Cardinals (3-13)
Out in first round: Chicago Bears (L 16-15 to Eagles), Houston Texans (L 21-7 to Colts), Baltimore Ravens (L 23-17 to Chargers), Seattle Seahawks (L 24-22 to Cowboys)
Out in second round: Dallas Cowboys (L 30-22 to Rams), Los Angeles Chargers (L 41-28 to Patriots), Philadelphia Eagles (L 20-14 to Saints), Indianapolis Colts (L 31-13 to Chiefs)
Out in third round: Kansas City Chiefs (L 37-31 (OT) to Patriots), New Orleans Saints (L 26-23 (OT) to Rams)
Most passing touchdowns: #15 Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)- 50 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #30 Todd Gurley (Rams)- 17 TD
Most receiving touchdowns: #84 Antonio Brown (Steelers)- 15 TD
Most sacks: #99 Aaron Donald (Rams)- 20.5 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #99 JJ Watt (Texans)- 7 FF & 61 tackles
Most interceptions: #27 Damontae Kazee (Falcons)- 7 INT & 54 yds
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #9 Robbie Gould (49ers)- 33 for 34, 97.1%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2018/
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