The Patriots’ defensive ends started a fitting chant during the Super Bowl parade

It's not "No days off," but coach Bill Belichick probably approved.

Patriots Super Bowl duck boat parade
Trey Flowers held up a Patriots-themed wrestling championship title belt for the crowd to see. –Jim Davis /Globe Staff

Though it’s most commonly heard inside a basketball arena, a “De-fense” chant made its way into the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade Tuesday afternoon.

Coming from the duck boat carrying the defensive ends, players shouted, “De-fense, de-fense,” at the crowd Boston police estimated to contain 1.5 million fans. The chant was only fitting following New England’s 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in what was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.

“Last time I checked defense wins championships,” Rams running back C.J. Anderson said of the low-scoring outing.

The Patriots held quarterback Jared Goff and the Rams’ offense to 260 yards and no touchdowns Sunday. During the regular season, Los Angeles averaged 421.1 yards and 32.9 points per game.

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