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The Latest: Brady, Patriots take victory lap through Boston

February 5, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a parade in Boston to celebrate the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are taking a victory lap through downtown Boston.

Hundreds of thousands of fans are lining the streets, cheering wildly as the city’s World War II-era amphibious “duck boats” carry players, coaches and their families through central Boston.

Security is tight, but the atmosphere is carefree in a city celebrating its second major sports championship in just four months. In October, Boston staged a similar parade to fete the Red Sox after they won their fourth World Series title in 15 years.

Quarterback Brady held his pigtailed daughter, Vivian, on an open-roofed duck boat as they grinned and waved to the crowd.

The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win Sunday’s Super Bowl 53.


11 a.m.

Fans celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title say winning never gets old — and it never feels like enough.

Lauren Mills is among the hundreds of thousands of cheering fans lining the streets of Boston early Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the team being paraded through downtown.

Mills says she’s thrilled at the Patriots’ record-tying sixth NFL championship, and she wants quarterback Tom Brady to win rings for his other four fingers.

Organizers are expecting more than 1 million people to turn out for the victory parade.

Team members and their families were being bused into the city, where they’ll board several of Boston’s iconic World War II-era amphibious “duck boats.”


9:55 a.m.

Tens of thousands of giddy fans are converging on Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title.

The parade kicks off Tuesday morning at the Hynes Convention Center. It will rumble roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) past the Boston Common and other landmarks before ending at City Hall.

As is tradition, the team will ride through downtown on World War II-era amphibious “duck boat” vehicles.

Officials expect more than 1 million attendees, and early trains and subways were jammed. Weather is expected to be unseasonably warm with temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).

Mayor Marty Walsh warns fans not to throw anything. Errant beer cans slightly damaged the Red Sox World Series trophy last year.

The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Super Bowl 53.

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