Brady's Bucs Triumphant
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski guided the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory in Super Bowl 55 beating the Kansas City Chiefs 9-31. Going into the game, the Bucs hadn’t lost since week 12, back in November against the Chiefs, but they got revenge when it mattered. Bruce Arians, 68, is now the eldest coach to guide a team to a Super Bowl victory.
The Chiefs applied some early pressure, but for some good defending from Murphy Bunting and Antoine Winfield tipping potential touchdown passes away. This led to the chiefs taking an early lead through a field goal.
With 30 seconds to go in the first quarter, Brady threw his first ever, first quarter touchdown in a Super Bowl with Gronkowski receiving it with fans having flashbacks to their days together at the Patriots, making the game 3-7.
A flag on a field goal, due to an offside, led to a first down which Brady again threw to Gronk making it 3-14 to the Bucs.
With a minute to go before half time, Patrick Mahomes, playing with a broken toe, was pressured into throwing the ball out of bounds leading to a conversion kick making it 6-14.
But with 6 seconds to go in the half, Antonio Brown showed some fast feet which helped him get away from Tyrann Mathieu to then receive the ball from Brady, his third touchdown pass of the game.
Into the third quarter, Brady and Gronk combined again with a throw down the middle of the field leading to a first down. Leonard Fournette then carried the ball into the end zone to score a 27-yard touchdown making the score 9-28.
The Bucs defended well in the 4th to see out the game and get their first Super Bowl victory since 2003. Brady has now won 7 of the 10 Super Bowls he has played in, extending his record for the most Super Bowl wins. This wasn’t the only record tonight, with Sarah Thomas becoming the first female to officiate in the Super Bowl.
Stats from the night.
Written by Lennie Harvey