Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9, win second Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl as they defeated reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 on Sunday night. Quarterback Tom Brady, who led the win, won his seventh Super Bowl and first for the Buccaneers. Meanwhile, the Chiefs could have become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the New England Patriots (2003 and 2004). Here is more.
This was the second Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They won their maiden championship in the 2002 season. Notably, they are now the first-ever side to both play and win the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Brady won his first championship for the Buccaneers after winning six for the New England Patriots. This (7) is the most by any player in Super Bowl history. He was named the MVP upon completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. While Leonard Fournette rushed for 89 yards and a score, Ronald Jones added 61 more yards.
Brady broke his own record for the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. His title with the Buccaneers came at the age of 43. His six titles with the Patriots had been recorded in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Interestingly, he now has one more win than both the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, the two most decorated franchises in NFL history.
The Chiefs, who were bidding to win a second consecutive championship, failed to get the offense going. The Buccaneers blanketed their defense throughout the night, with Patrick Mahomes struggling. The double-digit defeat was the first of his career. He ended the game 26/49 (passing) and 270 yards with two interceptions. A number of his passes were dropped or hit receivers in the face mask.