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Brady wins the seventh Tremendous Bowl when Bucs blows Chiefs out

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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski combine two TDs to outperform Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for the most points of a duo in playoff history (14) and Super Bowl history (five). Patrick Mahomes suffers a first loss of more than 14 points in his 54 career starts in the NFL

Last updated: 8/21/21 4:03 AM






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The Kansas City Chiefs highlights against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

The Kansas City Chiefs highlights against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Tom Brady secured a seventh Super Bowl ring and extended his record when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew defending champions Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV on home soil at Raymond James Stadium.

Brady and Rob Gronkowski turned back the years when the former New England Patriots couple hit two first-half touchdowns and Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for the most points by a duo in playoff history (14) and Super Bowl history ( five) exceeded).

0:35 Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a record-breaking second touchdown of the game.

Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a record-breaking second touchdown of the game.

Brady scored a near-perfect half of the game with a third goal against Antonio Brown to put the Bucs 21-6 ahead, while Leonard Fournette was the fourth player off his roster in Tampa Bay 12 months ago who was off his roster End zone found when he broke free for a 27-yard TD in the third quarter.

Brady, who completed 21 of 29 throws for 201 and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, while Tampa Bay won its second Vince Lombardi Trophy, having also won the 2002 season.

2:43 Tom Brady was awarded the Super Bowl MVP after the Buccaneers beat the Chiefs.

Tom Brady was awarded the Super Bowl MVP after the Buccaneers beat the Chiefs.

Tom Brady joins Peyton Manning as the only quarterback to win Super Bowl titles with multiple franchises.

Kansas City returned from 21-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the San Francisco 49ers in last year's Super Bowl, but this time, after 31-9 in the closing stages, there shouldn't be a touching fight despite the best, improvised Efforts by Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes was consistently plagued by a relentless Bucs Pass rush that sustained injury to a makeshift offensive line of the Chiefs while Tampa's young defender held up the end of the deal.

1:56 Check out some of Tampa Bay's best defensive games after their masterclass win over Kansas City in Super Bow LV.

Check out some of Tampa Bay's best defensive games after their masterclass win over Kansas City in Super Bow LV.

Mahomes completed just 53 percent of his passes – 26 of 49 for 270 yards – and threw two interceptions in the second half as he grew increasingly desperate. The loss is Mahomes' first with two points in his 54 career starts in the NFL.

0:45 Leonard Fournette extended Tampa Bay's lead with a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Leonard Fournette extended Tampa Bay's lead with a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

There were bad omens for Kansas City from the start when they won the throw – which ultimately extended those players' losing streak to seven straight Super Bowls. They were sluggish to start the offensive, but so were the Bucs, where the two teams traded punts in the first three series until a field goal from Harrison Butker increased the Chiefs by three.

Brady, used to starting Super Bowls slowly after scoring three points in the first quarter together in his nine previous appearances, eventually found the end zone and old friend Gronk with an eight-yard throw.

0:41 Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski teamed up for the game's first touchdown.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski teamed up for the game's first touchdown.

Tampa Bay benefited from a few brief punts from Tommy Townsend which helped the team increase their advantage. They were stopped at the goal line first as they ran in fourth and first place, but then after the Chiefs were secured, Brady found Gronk again for a 17 yard score after starting their next drive into KC territory .

The Chiefs managed to score another field goal with a minute remaining in the first half, but that was too much time for a suddenly glowing Tampa team to shut down the field for another touchdown despite one team helping them progressively poorly disciplined Kansas City team that received regular penalties.

1:01 Tom Brady found Antonio Brown for a third touchdown at Tampa Bay in the first half.

Tom Brady found Antonio Brown for a third touchdown at Tampa Bay in the first half.

The second half was nothing more than a procession for the Buccaneers as the Kansas City fight never happened and the Brady-Mahomes shootout that we had all hoped for never happened.

Mahomes, apparently still affected by the turf toe injury that had bothered him in defeating the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round – and receiving increasingly strong hits from the defense – tried to improvise a few special games, including an anti-gravity strike at the beginning of the Play four quarters where he was practically in the air, horizontal to the ground.

Unfortunately, the throw was incomplete and Kansas City's quest to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowls since Brady's New England Patriots disappeared in 2003-04.

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