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Rams’ Greg Zuerlein’s 53-yard field vs. Patriots is second-longest in Super Bowl history

Greg Zuerlein

Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yard field goal to tie the game, 3-3, with 2:11 remaining in the third quarter. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53, 13-3.

This is also the first time that there have been no touchdowns in three quarters in Super Bowl history. According to the Associated Press, this game is going down in history for a lot of the wrong reasons, too.

“The big play of the Rams’ scoring drive was Jared Goff’s 18-yard pass to Robert Woods on a third-and-7 play. The Rams had been stopped on their first eight third-down plays of the game. The third quarter ended with the 3-3 tie, the first time no touchdowns had been scored through three quarters in Super Bowl history. The previous longest touchdown drought came in the 1989 Super Bowl between the Bengals and 49ers when the first touchdown was scored with 50 seconds remaining in the third quarter. San Francisco won the game 20-16.”

Known as “Greg the Leg,” Greg Zuerlein is still recalled fondly by his alma mater.

“Before Greg Zuerlein’s journey to the Super Bowl ever went through Missouri Western, it made a pretty important stop at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Omaha. That’s where Zuerlein, now the kicker for the L.A. Rams, was working as a cook when Missouri Western’s coaches called him to inquire about him joining their program. Prior to that, Zuerlein found out the football program at Nebraska-Omaha was shuttering, and he’d need a program to play out his final season of eligibility.”

The Rams will rest up and head into an intriguing season looking to regroup and bounce back from a failed mission.