Patriots WR Julian Edelman sets Super Bowl record for receptions in a first half
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams did not combine for many points in the first half of Sunday evening’s Super Bowl 53 matchup while neither team was able to find a rhythm on offense — to say the least. However, there was one bright spot during the first half of this year’s Super Bowl and his name is Julian Edelman.
The veteran Patriots wide receiver even made some history along the way while totaling seven receptions for 93 yards through the first two quarters. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Edelman’s seven receptions are the most in a first half in Super Bowl history.
The Patriots lead the Rams 3-0 at halftime while not even Edelman could find the end zone early on. It is also worth noting that the Rams tallied a mere 57 total yards to combat Edelman’s production.
Julian Edelman is the 1st player in Super Bowl history to have at least 7 receptions and 75 receiving yards in the first half. pic.twitter.com/i4vM2rIU7B
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 4, 2019
In total this postseason, Edelman has registered seven third down catches, all of which have incredibly gone for first downs.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 4, 2019
The seasoned pass catcher has continued to impress every time that he has reached the postseason while it should be no secret that the Rams will have to do a better job of covering Tom Brady’s top target in the second half. If not, things could get ugly, especially if the Patriots can find the end zone against the stout Rams defense.
On the other hand, the high-powered Rams offense could remain on the field a bit longer in the second half, which may also curb Edelman’s stellar production going forward.