Tom Brady and Bill Belichick defy their ages with Super Bowl win

Atlanta — Super Bowl LIII was a win for an older star quarterback and coach. Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl at 41 years old, while Bill Belichick is the oldest coach at 66. But Brady won his sixth title by adapting and evolving his game.

Motivating the team all season were critics' complaints they were over the hill. But on Sunday, Jared Goff, the 24-year-old Rams quarterback, looked lost. Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2001 when Goff was 7. Rams coach Sean McVay, a 33-year-old prodigy, was schooled by Bill Belichick, a grandpa twice his age.     

"There is no other way to say it. I got out-coached," McVeigh said.

"Everything about last night pointed back to the importance of age and wisdom," said William Rhoden, a sports writer for the website The Undefeated. "A guy like Brady probably personifies it, you are able to perform better as you get older. There's nothing that you can do and throw at him that he hasn't seen and Belichick hasn't seen."

Some football fans may hate on the Patriots, but as the NFL's elders, they should be respected.

Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks to head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots after the Patriots defeat the Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images
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    Mark Strassmann has been a CBS News correspondent since January 2001 and is based in the Atlanta bureau.