The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl LV champions in the wake of finishing a victory that surpassed assumptions and made a wide range of history on Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. In overwhelming the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9, the Bucs won its subsequent Super Bowl and turned into the primary group to win a Super Bowl in their home arena. Quarterback Tom Brady got his seventh Lombardi Trophy, two more than any major part in NFL history and one more than any whole NFL establishment has accomplished.
Brady’s presentation at age 43 was almost flawless, and the stifling pressing factor of Todd Bowles’ guard was an ideal commendation to the offense’s work. The future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback finished 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three scores, including a couple to his long-lasting favorite target in close end Rob Gronkowski and another to wide collector Antonio Brown. He tranquilly disseminated the ball to his unit of pass catchers and was particularly fruitful over the center. Brady and Gronk presently have 14 postseason scoring associations in their legendary careers.
The Bucs constrained the Chiefs into their most exceedingly awful hostile exhibition of the Patrick Mahomes time as Tampa Bay’s protective front totally controlled the line of scrimmage through each of the four quarters. Mahomes was under attack the entire evening, then again terminating the ball into the ground and tucking and hasten away from the tireless pressing factor. Mahomes took three sacks and tossed two interferences on tipped passes. Indeed, even those figures undersell how much the Bucs made his life hopeless. He finished the night with 270 yards passing, a lot of which game in trash time, while being held without a score for simply the second time in 56 games since assuming control over KC’s beginning position in 2018. It was additionally the main twofold digit loss of Mahomes’ careers.
Tampa’s defensive backs and linebackers deserve their applauses also subsequent to bouncing back from a shocking Week 12 execution against this equivalent Kansas City. In the wake of burning the Bucs for 269 yards and three scores in the principal matchup, Chiefs unstable WR Tyreek Hill recorded just seven snatches for 73 yards, having a moderately quieted effect. Travis Kelce was somewhat more profitable, yet it didn’t a lot matter. Hill and the remainder of the wideouts were totally removed from the game.
The frustrations were striking on both side of the ball for KC, which submitted 10 punishments for 100 yards in the game with numerous miscues coming in key circumstances that cost the Chiefs on the scoreboard.
Brady, then, had the favorable luck of being all around ensured all through the game, a demonstration of the hostile line the Buccaneers worked before him. That bunch additionally made room for Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones to join for 150 yards surging on 28 conveys, including Fournette’s 27-yard score run that tore the game open for great in the third quarter.
Eventually, the Bucs followed through on what they could become with Brady in charge. The two sides liked the remarkable person as an impetus that would lead Tampa Bay to a title, and they ended up being correct. In the most interesting NFL period ever, the class’ most noteworthy player figured out how to win everything once more.
Why the Buccaneers won
While Brady brought home the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, Tampa Bay’s coordinators were masterful.
Byron Leftwich’s offensive game of action was masterful, and he had some especially fun plans on screens and red zone plays. The Bucs singled out Kansas City’s linebackers in inclusion and the run game, consistently getting Fournette to the second level where he could neutralize overmatched, small safeguards. Gronk, Fournette, and Cameron Brate, in the interim, consolidated for 13 gatherings for 139 yards – almost 66% of Brady’s aggregate.
On the off chance that a MVP can be awarded to a whole unit, Tampa Bay’s defensive front merits it. Shaq Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul, Vita Vea, Ndamukong Suh and Steve McClendon put on a booming show, and they would need to impart it to Bowles, who reliably set them in a place to succeed. That gathering kept Mahomes enclosed to the pocket and wrong for the vast majority of the evening. The Chiefs needed to depend on a large number of screens and short passes intended to keep the pass surge from sticking their ears back. Indeed, even those plays didn’t work very well, however, and Mahomes continued getting hit and running for his life all through the game.
Why the Chiefs lost
Punishments, drops and the hostile line. The Chiefs piled up a mind blowing 95 punishment yards on eight miscues during the main half – a Super Bowl record. Slope dropped an eventual score. Kelce dropped a surefire first down. Darrel Williams let a fourth-fall down transformation. Mecole Hardman had at any rate two disregards sail right his head since he wasn’t searching for them.
Truly, however, the story was that Mahomes just didn’t have his standard opportunity to either focus on his recipients downfield or extemporize without freezing at seeing the hurry. With handles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz out because of wounds, Mike Remmers and Andrew Wylie were exhausted and overpowered on the edge where they essentially couldn’t deal with JPP and Barrett. With Wylie kicked outside, Stefen Wisniewski ventured into the beginning arrangement close by Nick Allegretti and Austin Reiter up the center, and that triplet battled with Vea and Suh for a large part of the night also.
Similarly as the Packers’ hostile line was overwhelmed by the Bucs’ front in the NFC Championship Game, so too was the Chiefs’ hostile line in the Super Bowl.
Play of the game
It must be the game’s first score – a record-breaker that additionally turned out to be entirely planned by Leftwich and Buccaneers mentor Bruce Arians. Brady’s 8-yard score pass to Gronk close to the furthest limit of the main quarter was a wondrous thing.
This was the 13th touchdown Brady and Gronk have associated for in the end of the season games, making them the most productive postseason passing couple in NFL history. (They added a fourteenth score later in the main half.) It was additionally some way or another the primary first-quarter score pass of Brady’s Super Bowl profession, which is inconceivable.
The plan on this play was flawless. It really looked like something directly out of the Chiefs’ playbook. Tampa Bay demonstrated a RPO inclination to Mike Evans, which got Bashaud Breeland to chomp to within. However, the play wasn’t intended to go to Evans. Gronk spilled out of the arrangement, right where Evans came from. Evans’ inclination course functioned as a pick, preventing Daniel Sorenson from getting to Gronk outwardly. All Brady needed to do was flip it to Gronk, and the huge tight end strolled into the end zone for a simple score but then another spike.
Where the game turned
Around the last part of the first half, it seemed like the Chiefs may be working their way back into the game. Following 14-3, they registered the ball downfield, voyaging 61 yards on 10 plays prior to slowing down inside the red zone. While the field objective was a baffling outcome, it slice the shortfall to 14-6, and with the Chiefs getting the ball in the subsequent half, they were by all accounts in a decent position.
However, at that point Brady and the Bucs went to work. Significantly, the Chiefs called a break with the Bucs confronting third-and-2 with 44 seconds left in the principal half just to see Tampa Bay believer on the following play. At that point, Kansas City’s cautious backs submitted two pass impedance punishments on tosses to Mike Evans (the second was a dubious call), setting the Bucs up with first-and-Goal from the 1-yard line. That is when Brady discovered Brown neutralizing Tyrann Mathieu, and the pair associated for Brady’s third score throw of the game. Out of nowhere the lead was 21-6, and the Bucs won’t ever looked back.