Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dominate The Kansas City Chiefs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to dominate against a very tough Kansas City Chiefs team and get the 31-9 victory in the Super Bowl – The first time a team has hosted and won a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
It all went downhill for the Chiefs in the first half, they were missing both of their starting tackles on the offensive line and were handed nine penalties for over 100 yards in that half alone.
The Cheifs were sloppy all over the field and never seemed to recover after missed placed passes and dropped throughout this game, including Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
Patrick Mahomes had run for 497 total yards just trying to escape the Buccaneers edge rushers while only passing for 270 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions off tipped balls.
The offence were totally out of sync and did not know how to handle the Bucs defence who rushed Mahomes perfectly and double-teamed their star wide receivers.
Rookie running back Clyde Edwards Helaire was the only bright spot for their offence, taking nine rushes for 64 yards and would have been even more effective if the game wasn’t already out of reach.
Kelce snagged 10 passes for 133 yards but the majority of that was in garbage time after the game was already decided.
As for Tampa Bay, they just felt no resistance in this game. Tom Brady was able to pick up his seventh Super Bowl victory while passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.
The offence didn’t turn the ball over once throughout the game and even had tremendous success in the ground game also, taking 33 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown.
Rob Gronkowski was Brady’s favourite target in this matchup as well, grabbing six passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns while setting the record together for the most TD’s in the postseason with 14.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler all-pro Antonio Brown hauled in a touchdown just before the end of the first half with a suburb play from the offence getting up the field in under a minute.
Leonard Fornette or ‘playoff Lenny’ ran for 135 yards and an important TD right at the start of the second half. Fornette, who has never lost in the postseason ran for a total of 300 yards and four TD’s this postseason.
Tampa Bay was able to overcome tons of adversity this season to pull away with the ultimate prize of a Super Bowl.
Tom Brady is now the most successful NFL player of all time with more Lombardi Trophies than any other franchise.