For the second time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were crowned the 2020-21 Super Bowl Champions after earning a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, at Raymond James Stadium.
According to Super Bowl LV wikipedia, the Buccaneers became the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, and the first wild card team to appear in the Super Bowl since the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
In the first half, the Chiefs would strike first. After scoring on an eight-play scoring drive which led to a 49-yard field goal by kicker Harrison Butker, the Chiefs built a 3-0 lead.
After a brief lead by the Chiefs, QB Tom Brady struck on an eight-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski—giving the Buccaneers a four-point lead at 7-3.
According to Super Bowl LV wikipedia, it was the 13th postseason touchdown pass from Brady to Gronkowski, setting a new record, which they’ve previously shared with San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame players Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.
Brady would close out the half with two additional touchdowns as he connected on a 17-yard TD pass again to Gronkowski (his second of the game), and a one-yard TD pass to Antonio Brown with six seconds left. This gave the Buccaneers a 21-6 lead at half time.
In the second half, the Buccaneers defense would dominate the game-holding QB Patrick Mahomes to zero touchdowns, three sacks and two interceptions.
The Chiefs offensive line had no answer for the Buccaneers defense, which dominated Super Bowl LV.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9.
QB Tom Brady finished Sunday’s game with 201 passing yards and 3 TD’s in the victory. The 43-year-old QB earned his seventh Super Bowl win of his career. This is Brady’s first Super Bowl win without the New England Patriots, who won six questionable titles under the shadow of spy gate.
Chicago Crusader Players of The Game:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense limited the Kansas City Chiefs to three field goals, 9 points and zero touchdowns.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected].
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.