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Brad Biggs: Chalk one up for the defense as the Patriots stifle the Rams in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl

ATLANTA - An offensive explosion dominated the regular season and pumped up television ratings. Hopefully, the defensive gem the NFL concluded its 99th season with Sunday night stimulated similar interest.

The league witnessed a record 1,371 touchdowns scored during the 2018 season. There were a record number of touchdown passes thrown (847), a high for passer rating (92.9) and completion percentage (64.9). Perhaps the most exhilarating regular-season game took place in mid-November when the Rams outlasted the Chiefs 54-51, the first time in league history both teams topped 50 points in a game.

It was a year ago on this stage in Minneapolis that

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