Tom Brady, Bucs sink Chiefs to win Super Bowl LV
Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Tom Brady went 21-29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns, two of which were thrown to tight end Rob Gronkowski, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV, snapping an 18-year drought. Brady was also awarded Super Bowl MVP.
With Sunday night's victory, Brady becomes the first player in NFL history to win seven Super Bowls, which is more than any franchise in the National Football League.
"How 'bout that!" exclaimed Brady, during his postgame interview, as he raised the Lombardi trophy with pride.
"I'm so proud of all these guys...we had a rough month in November, but (coach Bruce Arians) had all the confidence in us. We came together at the right time." When asked if his seventh Super Bowl win was his crowning
achievement, Brady simply stated he wasn't "going to make any comparisons."
Gronkowski led the Buccaneers with 67 receiving yards off of six catches and two touchdowns. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown contributed with five catches for 22 yards and a touchdown, en route to capturing his first Super Bowl ring. In rushing yards, it was former Jacksonville Jaguar Leonard Fournette leading the way with 89 yards and a touchdown, off of 16 carries.
While Tampa Bay's offense thrived, Kansas City struggled. Patrick Mahomes had no answers for a relentless, aggressive Buccaneer defense.
The third-year quarterback, out of Texas Tech, went 26-49 for 270 passing yards, two interceptions, and no touchdowns. Tampa Bay's defense had 29 QB pressures and sacked Mahomes three times.
Tight end Travis Kelce had 133 receiving yards off of 10 receptions for the Chiefs, while Tyrek Hill had seven catches for 73 yards. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried the ball nine times for 64 rushing yards.
With the 2021 NFL season officially coming to an end, all eyes are set on the offseason, which includes free agent signings beginning on March 18th, as well as the highly-anticipated NFL Draft on April 29th.