There was not enough offense to keep America’s interest.

The Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII was the lowest-rated title game in a decade. The low-scoring affair pulled in a 44.9 rating, according to the Sports Business Journal. It’s the worst rating since Super Bowl XLIII, in which the Steelers beat the Cardinals.

The game was dominated by both defenses, and the first and only touchdown — a 2-yard run by Sony Michel — did not come until halfway through the fourth quarter.

The Boston market had a 57.4 rating, while Los Angeles’ 44.6 was even lower than the national average. The latter number is as representative of the quality of the game as much as the lukewarm interest the city has in the team.

The numbers were particularly bad in New Orleans, where the rating was 26.1, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. That was the lowest rating for any major market and the lowest in the history of the city. It is a direct response to the Saints’ controversial defeat in the NFC Championship game.

The number comes in a season in which NFL ratings have rebounded spectacularly after two years of decline.

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