The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off their best performance of the year to win Super Bowl LV.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are officially Super Bowl Champs, They trounced the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in one of the best performances of the year. After Kansas City won the coin toss they elected to defer, giving the Buccaneers the ball to start the game.
Both teams went three and out in their first couple possessions before the Chiefs scored the first points of the game with a 49-yard field goal kicked by their kicker Harrison Butker. The Bucs responded when Tom Brady found his good friend Rob Gronkowski in the end zone for 8-yard touchdown reception to make it 7-3 with 41 seconds to go in the first quarter.
The Bucs rode that momentum into the second quarter and added to their lead when Brady found Gronkowski again, this time for a 17-yard score to make it 14-3. During this offensive output, the Tampa Bay defense was standing tall not letting the Chiefs create anything and put outstanding pressure on Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs would settle once again, this time for a 34-yard field goal to make it 14-6. Then with ten seconds left in the first half Brady found another one of his good buddies in Antonio Brown for a one-yard reception to increase their lead to 21-6 and it looked like this game was going to be a blowout and one-way traffic.
The Chiefs during the game took 10 penalties which cost them close to 100 yards. Perhaps the most noteworthy came courtesy of Tyran Mathieu, who tried to get involved with Brady which resulted in Brady running after him to give him a piece of his mind before the ref would throw the penalty flag.
Enter the third quarter and the Chiefs were trying to pull a comeback of epic proportions that hadn’t been done in a Super Bowl since you guessed it, Tom Brady vs the Atlanta Falcons when the Patriots were down 28-3.
As much as Mahomes tried his best, his wide receivers and tight ends kept dropping the ball (literally) while his offensive line couldn’t do much to protect him but the Bucs defense put pressure on him on every play.
The Chiefs only managed to get another field goal, this one from 52 yards out and that’s as close as Kansas City would get as the Bucs would score another touchdown, this time from Leonard Fournette would run in a 27-yard reception.
Playoff Lenny was one the best players on the Bucs offense, playing the game of his life getting through the Chiefs defense like they were nothing, ultimately finishing with 16 carries for 89 yards and the touchdown.
Brady finished with an almost perfect performance going 21 for 29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns while his counterpart Mahomes went 26 for 49 with two interceptions that proved costly.
All in all the job was done and history was made as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team in NFL history to host and win a Super Bowl and Brady once again adds to his legacy and is now 7-3 in Super Bowls with another year on his contract.