On TD Saving Play, Jason McCourty Was Nearly 20 Yards Away From Brandin Cooks When Jared Goff Released Pass

This had to have been the play of the game.

During the third quarter of Super Bowl LIII, the Patriots were up 3-0 and the Rams were driving to potentially take the lead.

During that drive, it was Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty who made an amazing play to break up a would-be Rams’ TD in the back of the end zone on that drive where the Rams had to settle for a field goal.

Here was the play:

What makes this play even more amazing is the fact that McCourty was nearly 20 yards away from Brandin Cooks when Jared Goff released the pass:

The Patriots went on to defeat the Rams, 13-3 in large part to great defensive plays like this.