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New England Patriots fans take to streets in Boston to celebrate 6th Super Bowl win

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Patriots fans in Boston took to the streets to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win Sunday night, CBS Boston reports. Officials said a huge crowd of as many as 8,000 people gathered on Landsdowne Street near Fenway Park to revel in the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

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Thousands of New England Patriots fans gather on the Boston Common after the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019. Getty

Thousands of college students headed to the Boston Common to celebrate. They were met with a heavy police presence. After about 45 minutes, the crowd was slowly dispersing. CBS Boston said the crowd was larger than the one for the post-World Series celebration.

For the most part, the fans behaved. Boston police reported there was one arrest, for a minor offense.

"Everybody thinks that it gets old and it doesn't get old. We are the best team to ever play in the NFL. Every Super Bowl is different and this one is special. Who knows when we will be back. It's incredible," one fan remarked to CBS Boston.

Another told the station, "We've had a lot of people going against us this season and this one just feels a lot more earned and deserved than the other ones."

Some fans did their celebrating indoors:

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New England Patriots fans cheer in McGreevy's Bar on February 3, 2019 in Boston after their team beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in the Super Bowl, in Atlanta, on Feb. 3, 2019. Getty

In years past, celebrations in the city have been relatively contained and respectful.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross got together Friday to advise fans to act responsibly after the game.

"Be smart about what happens at the end of the game, win or lose it doesn't matter, it's a game. If it comes down to a bad call, we've seen that, let's act responsibly in the city of Boston," Walsh said.

Gross added, "Look out for each other…We don't want any tragedies as a result of a game."

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