On a night where Patrick Mahomes was favored to become the youngest quarterback to ever win numerous Super Bowls and his Kansas City Chiefs were favored to end up being the NFL’s very first repeat champs in nearly twenty years, the league’s greatest QB of perpetuity stole the spotlight as soon as again.
Tom Brady, making his 10 th Super Bowl look and initially with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was essentially perfect at Raymond James Stadium as the Bucs rolled over the safeguarding champs 31 -9. Dominant on defense and opportunistic with the ball in their hands, the Buccaneers had little trouble claiming their very first Lombardi Prize given that 2002, the franchise’s 2nd total.
Brady was called Super Bowl MVP for his efforts, and, unsurprisingly to anyone taking note, he revealed that this would not be his final video game. Bucs coach Bruce Arians, 68, likewise said he’s returning. “We’re coming back,” Brady stated on the CBS Sports broadcast. “Yeah, we’re returning.”
HOW THE VIDEO GAME WAS WON
Neither the Bucs nor Chiefs exploded out of the gate, with Mahomes struggling to connect with wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman early on and Brady sensation early pressure from Chiefs pass rusher Frank Clark. Mahomes typically chose to utilize his legs early on, leading only a basket drive in the very first 15 minutes. Brady, on the other hand, got momentum later in the first quarter after some hard-nosed ranging from Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette, putting the Bucs up 7-3 thanks to an easy touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski, the 13 th profession postseason scoring connection in between the two.
Kansas City fired back at the start of the second quarter with a spirited goal-line stand versus Tampa Bay, which saw third- and fourth-and-goal runs stuffed up the middle. But then whatever flipped in the Bucs’ favor, in part due to a set of pricey charges on the Chiefs’ defense. First, an iffy holding contact Kansas City’s Charvarius Ward eliminated an interception by fellow defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, and then an offsides on a Ryan Succop field goal attempt established Brady’s 2nd TD to Gronkowski, a wide-open bullet to put Tampa up 14 -3.
Later in the quarter, Ward was flagged again, this time for pass disturbance, and Brady capitalized on the brief field by discovering Antonio Brown for his 3rd TD of the night, offering the underdogs a 21 -6 edge at the break.
Early in the second half, the Buccaneers continued shooting on all cylinders, with Tampa Bay’s rangy linebackers blanketing the Chiefs’ death attack and Mahomes running for his life behind a diminished offending line. Brady kept shooting to Gronkowski for simple first downs, and Fournette burst through a gaping Chiefs secondary for his own TD to go up 28 -9. Mahomes, meanwhile, got chosen off for the first time while chucking it up out of desperation, with Bucs novice Antoine Winfield Jr. coming down with the takeaway.
Not even one of Tampa’s the majority of errant plays, a bad snap that went over Brady’s head, might avoid another scoring drive by the home team, with Ryan Succop padding the Bucs’ lead on a 52- backyard field goal.
PERFORMANCES OF KEEP IN MIND
Grammy-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan put a jazzy, theatrical touch on “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Super Bowl LV, just prior to an unique recitation by young poet Amanda Gorman, who paid tribute to those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the medical field.
At halftime, Grammy-winning pop artist The Weeknd unleashed a barrage of radio hits in front of an accompanying choir, then struck the real field for some strutting, dancing and more pop tunes amid an army of backup dancers.
– Super Bowl LV’s officiating team included Sarah Thomas, the first lady to ever officiate an NFL championship video game.
– Gronkowski moved into sole belongings of 2nd location for most getting goals and receptions in Super Bowl history.
– It was likewise the very first time in Mahomes’ profession that the Chiefs quarterback lost by double digits, along with the very first time in more than 30 games that Mahomes did not score a goal.