WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs for the Super Bowl LV title.
- Bucs’ quarterback Tom Brady, who is now seventh time Super Bowl champion, was named as MVP.
- Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have struggled on both ends due to the great offense and defense of the Bucs.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won the Super Bowl LV title against the Kansas City Chiefs, outscoring them 31-9 on Sunday night at their Raymond James Stadium homecourt in Tampa Florida.
As Brady got his seventh title and his first in a non-Patriots uniform, the Bucs received its second title in nearly two decades.
With a 21-for-29 for 201 yards and three touchdowns, the 43-year-old Bucs, who was named as the MVP, further established himself as the greatest quarterback of all time. This proved that he’s not yet ready to pass the torch to Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Of course, Bucs’ victory did not just rely on Brady’s game. The team’s linebacker, Shaq Barrett, had a stellar performance of guarding Mahomes the entire game while the Bucs’ defensive strategy concentrated on intercepting Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs’ ardent receiver.
Playing with a turf toe injury, Mahomes registered 26-for-49 with 270 wards and two interceptions. Barrett had an incredible knocking game and ultimately slowed down the Chiefs’ star player.
Mahomes spent most time guarding himself against sacks while being able to make precise passes but with failed reception.
It was a total meltdown for the defending Super Bowl champions as the Bucs outshined the Chiefs in both offense and defensive ends.
During this first half, Brady made two touchdown passes to former Patriot teammate and friend Rob Gronkowski and another touchdown to another Patriot teammate now Bucs’ player Antonio Brown.
Brady-Gronkowski’s chemistry proved to remain formidable against the defending champs. Gronkowski, who came out of retirement just to play with Brady, caught six passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
The duo also broke the record for the most playoff touchdowns made by QB-receiver connections with 13 touchdowns.
Another credit should be given to Bucs’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who successfully built the defensive strategy of the team, which resulted in slowing down the league’s offensive powerhouse.
The victory was overall a team effort from Brady down to the coaching staff as Gronkowski said in his post-game interview that “the organization was ready to win.”