Had a feeling this was coming beforehand, although I'll admit I didn't see it playing out quite this way.
New England's defense has been hot garbage this entire season, and they've largely been skating by on opponent's mistakes (see Jacksonville's delay of game penalty in the AFC) and dumb luck (catch rule stuff). The bizarre decision to hold Malcolm Butler out of the game made things even worse. The offense certainly had a chance at the end, but it's hard for me to blame either Tom Brady or Shaq Mason for pretty much making just one joint mistake over an entire half when the defense sucked enough dick to embarrass Monica Lewinsky.
Hoping a Super Bowl with zero fucking sacks will finally convince Belichick to invest some money in the D-Line, but I won't bet on it.