Watch Sony Michel score the only touchdown of Super Bowl LIII

The Patriots rookie running back scored the latest first touchdown in Super Bowl history.

Sony Michel Super Bowl LIII touchdown
Sony Michel scores the latest first touchdown in Super Bowl history. –Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Sony Michel barreled into the end zone with seven minutes remaining in Super Bowl LIII. The score gave the Patriots the lead, and became the latest opening touchdown in Super Bowl history. It proved to be the only touchdown of the game.

The Patriots prevailed in the end, 13-3, to win their sixth Super Bowl. The game hinged on a crucial fourth quarter drive from New England.

Tom Brady, stymied for much of the game by a physical Rams defense, got the Patriots’ touchdown drive started on New England’s 31-yard line. Rob Gronkowski highlighted the drive, hauling in two catches for a combined 47 yards.


Gronkowski made a highlight catch on the penultimate play of the drive, diving to grab a 29-yard pass down to the two-yard line.

On the very next play, Michel found his way into the end zone to give New England the lead for good: