On the day of the big game, you never want to spend all that time in the kitchen cooking up a feast to watch a snoozefest of a Super Bowl later in the evening. What is the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time, and just how boring was it?
What Is the Lowest-Scoring Super Bowl in NFL History?
Super Bowl 53 takes the cake as the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, with the New England Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. Deadlocked at 3-3 after the third quarter, New England would put up 10 points in the final frame, a Sony Michel rushing score the only TD for either team.
The teams set records, but for all the wrong reasons. The Rams set a Super Bowl record for most consecutive drives ending in a punt (8). Johnny Hekker boomed a 65-yard punt, also a Super Bowl record.
Expecting a turnover-laden contest because of the score? Nope! Each team committed one turnover (both teams had a fumble but didn’t lose possession). LA managed only 14 first downs and had nine penalties.
While the game definitely had a low score, it’s hard to assess whether it was truly the most boring Super Bowl of all time because the score was tied heading into the fourth — it was still anyone’s game.
Which Team Has Scored the Fewest Points in a Super Bowl?
Thankfully, no shutouts have occurred in Super Bowl History. There’s a tie between two teams — the 2018 LA Rams and the 1971 Miami Dolphins — for the fewest points scored in a Super Bowl (3).
The Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3, while the 1971 Dolphins lost to the Dallas Cowboys 24-3. The 1974 Minnesota Vikings sit third on the list, scoring six points against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 16-6 Super Bowl 9 loss.