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Vivian Brady, daughter of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Here are all my best photos from my eleventh career Super Bowl which would be a defensive matchup between the New England Patriots and the upstart Los Angeles Rams. Continue on to see all the shots.

After an 8:30am photo meeting with the USA Today photo team we would arrive at the stadium at noon, for a 6:30 game…. #SuperBowlProblems

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Exterior view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium before Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Helmets for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on display outside the stadium before Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

I owe a major portion of my success to the man in the below photo. And he owes some of his gray hair to dealing with my shenanigans these last 14 years. Thanks for everything Bob!

Pregame photo with one of the three biggest mentors in my career Bob Rosato (center) along with fellow USA Today Super Bowl sideline shooter Matt Emmons.
Photo by random sideline photographer

After killing a few hours in the photo room on my phone it was time to get to work. First up was shooting the Patriots team arrival.  Basically I had two goals. A photo of head coach Bill Belichick arriving as well as superstar quarterback Tom Brady.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick arrives prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Check.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Check.

After killing some more time on my phone back in the photo workroom it was back to the field to look for celebrities as well as pregame stuff.

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Rock & Roll legend Jon Bon Jovi arrives before Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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UFC fighter Conor McGregor on the sidelines with son Conor Jack McGregor, Jr. before Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Comedian and movie actor Kevin Hart on the sidelines prior to the game.

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay watches his players warm up before Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This year I was the designated USA Today photographer to get the white photo vest which is used to have special access on the field for the national anthem and the coin toss.

After the handlers got us into position on the field Tom Brady would come out to warm up which provided for some clean shots of the GOAT.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks alone on the field in there minutes prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Gladys Knight would perform a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Singer Gladys Knight sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams against the New England Patriots.

Being right on the field in front of the Patriots bench was a great spot to turn around and shoot photos of the Patriots players but unfortunately the Patriots staff stopped us from shooting their players.  But I was able to get a good shot of Gronk when they weren’t looking.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) stands for the national anthem prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Singer Gladys Knight sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams against the New England Patriots.

I thought the below moment was a sweet gesture as LA Rams player Sam Shields would run across the field to the 50 yard line to pay his respects to the “Empress of Soul”

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LA Rams cornerback Sam Shields greets recording artist Gladys Knight after she performed the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots.

With all the pomp and circumstance in the rearview mirror it was game time!

It wouldn’t take long for the first big moment of the game to happen. Actually it would happen with Tom Bradys first passing attempt.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws his first pass of the game for an interception against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws his first pass of the game for an interception against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

INTERCEPTION!

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Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) intercepts a pass intended by New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Enough commentary lets just roll with some images.

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Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) hands off the ball to running back Todd Gurley (30) during the Super Bowl.

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) gestures at the line against the New England Patriots in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. (91) leaps in to assist with a tackle of Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) attempts to scramble away from Los Angeles Rams defensive end John Franklin-Myers (94) in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end John Franklin-Myers (94) and defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks (95) in the first quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) runs after catching a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball as he is heavily pressured by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (left) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Rams wide receiver JoJo Natson (19) returns a punt past a diving New England Patriots defender.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters (22) in the second quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as the takes off his helmet walking to the locker room at halftime against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

It may surprise most people to hear but the hardest part about photographing a Super Bowl is attempting to shoot the halftime show.  It seems ridiculous that it would be hard for photographers to shoot a concert in the middle of a football field but with all the stages, speakers, crowd and staff on the field it makes it hard to get clean shots.  Throw in the rule they added a few years ago of no step ladders on field for halftime show just means you have to work a little harder to get the images your client needs.

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Recording artist Travis Scott performs at halftime in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

I was struggling to get a clean view to shoot anything until Big Boi’s entrance would provide me a perfect entry to a clean shot.

If you watched the halftime show you probably saw that Big Boi entered the field sitting in the back of an old school convertible car.  Well before it drove on the field it was parked on the sidelines.  I would just stand next to that car and once it slowly drove onto the field I simply got behind the car and walked as the seas parted.  Net thing you know I was up close in a great spot to shoot.

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Recording artist Adam Levine (left) and recording artist Big Boi (middle) perform at halftime in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After a couple seconds of shooting I started to feel guilty for being where I was (aka nervous of getting in trouble) so I would head back to the sidelines where I eventually found a relatively clean view.

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Recording artist Adam Levine performs at halftime in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Recording artist Adam Levine performs at halftime in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

With the halftime show in the rearview mirror it was time to focus on the second half of game action. A half I was hoping would have a lot more action than the first.

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) is tackled by New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs the ball in the second half of the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a deep pass against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Cheerleaders for the Los Angeles Rams perform on the sidelines during the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

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General view down the line of scrimmage between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (31) in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (31) in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The below play still has my mind blown as I would shoot Jared Goff throwing a deep pass to Brandin Cooks who was totally open in the end zone. Once I saw where the ball was going I aimed camera at Cooks ready for his open TD pass. Instead right as he caught the ball a Patriots player would streak from out of nowhere and break up the sure touchdown pass.

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New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty (30) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Rams would have to settle for a field goal.

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Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) kicks a field goal in the third quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) celebrates with teammates Johnny Hekker (6) and Justin Lawler (53) after kicking a field goal against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts on the field against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs past diving New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (31) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass along the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

One of the storylines of the game was the likely retirement of future hall of fame Rob Gronkowski after that game.  If he really does retire like most seem to think then this will be the final catch of his NFL career.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass against Los Angeles Rams strong safety John Johnson (43) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

With the ball close to the goal line we would finally get our first touchdown of this Super Bowl thanks to rookie running back Sony Michel.

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New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) dives into the end zone to score the lone touchdown of the game against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The TD had Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman fired up on the sidelines.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) reacts on the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Now all the Patriots had to do was stop the Rams from tying the game up with a touchdown.

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New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski kicks off the ball to the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) drops back to pass against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (31) and defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The game would essentially be iced the moment Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore would intercept this Jared Goff pass.

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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Gabrielle Glenn (center) wife of Patriots player Stephon Gilmore holds the ball he just intercepted with their daughter Gisele Gilmore in the front row of the crowd during the Super Bowl.

These Rams fans knew they were done for.

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LA Rams fans react in the closing minutes of the game against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) listens over the shoulders of the referees as they debate a penalty call against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) argues with an official against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Tom Brady heads onto the field for the final kneel down.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

One of the biggest challenges of shooting the Super Bowl on the sidelines is trying to nail the oh so elusive Gatorade dunk shot.  I would fall about 2 seconds short of being in position for the shot unfortunately.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts after being doused with Gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Bill Belichick expresses his disapproval with my failure to nail the dunk shot.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts after being doused with Gatorade in the closing seconds of the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

In the blink of an eye the field filled with celebrating Patriots players, but mostly media.

Tom Brady was my target for post game.

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Confetti falls as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets players on the field after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) after Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

While I have a ton of experience dealing with the Super Bowl media scrum, this years scrum was particularly bad.  All it took was a couple seconds for me to top from second row of photographers around Brady to about row 5.

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Photographers, videographers, journalists and other media members surround New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as he celebrates in the post game scrum after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Brady scrum was too much for me to deal with so as soon as I spotted Julian Edelman I would break off and go for him.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After raising his arms in celebration Julian would go to the ground in a crouching position for a nice solitary moment. (I had to stick my camera between the legs of some Patriots staff who was trying to prevent me from shooting this photo. Sorry but nothing was gonna deny me nailing this moment.

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Confetti falls as New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

After the initial celebration it was time for the trophy presentation.

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Vivian Brady, daughter of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Vivian Brady, daughter of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (center) holds daughter Vivian Brady while being interviewed by CBS announcer Jim Nantz as he celebrates on the podium after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Normally here is where I would be posting some of the locker room celebration shots but after Tom Bradys jersey theft a few years ago the NFL has pretty much locked down the locker rooms to anyone other than team and NFL staff.

While it ended up being the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the 53 year history, I still went home happy with the imagery I was able to produce.

Cant wait for Super Bowl LIIII in Miami next year!


 
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