Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now the crowned champions of the 55th Super Bowl, thrashing defending champions Kansas City Chiefs right in their own backyard at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Breaking a drought of 18 years since their first Super Bowl victory in the 2002 season, Buccaneers showed utter supremacy throughout the four quarters to trounce the defending champions to taste their second Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Tom Brady wins record 7th Super Bowl as Buccaneers dominate Chiefs 31-9
The former six-time champion with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady came to Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an aim- to be placed in the history books. The 43-year-old quarterback now has clinched his 7th Super Bowl trophy- more than any player or team in the history of the NFL.
Winning his first Vince Lombardi Trophy since leaving Patriors, Brady was also named the MVP of the Super Bowl LV, the fifth Super Bowl MVP award of his career.
“We had a rough month of November. We came together at the right time,” said Brady after holding the Trophy for the seventh time, while also confirming that he will return next season.
Brady finished the game having completed 21 out of 29 passes, covering 201 passing yards and three touchdown passes, finding his former Patriots teammates Rob Gronkowski twice and Antonio Brown once.
Gronkowski, who became Super Bowl champion for the fourth time, clocked a total of six receives for 67 yards. Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 89 yards to land a rushing TD.
A lackluster Chiefs defense failed to connect with their iconic QB Patrick Mahomes as the Bucs defense was right on duty to deny the former champions from scoring. Mahomes finished only 26 of 49 passes, zero touchdown passes.
“Wasn’t the way we wanted it to end, but we will be back!” Mahomes tweeted after the match.
The likes of LeBron James and Neymar Jr took to Twitter to congratulate Brady.
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