Both teams played insane defense. Rams had some of the best defense in the year, and the Patriots had a shaky defense throughout the year but played their best defense on the game that mattered most. Patriots secondary got absolutely exposed by Mahomes, and Belichick was super pissed off. I knew that the moment that man slammed his Microsoft Surface and then threw it over the bench, there was no way their secondary was gonna look like that against the Rams. It may not be fun compared to watching cornerbacks and secondary doing absolutely nothing for the entire Eagles vs Patriots superbowl, but it was a good game regardless.
It was a close game until the very end, which I think most people would be happy with. I don't think anyone enjoyed watching Denver get stomped against Seattle, which was 36-0 at one point (ending at 43-8).
Perhaps Gurley should have been used more, and McVay took blame for that.