The Super Bowl LV has come and gone now. The single event captures millions of viewers for hours at a time — but it's ok if you weren't one of them. Here is what happened in Tampa Bay at this year's game.
At the conclusion of Super Bowl LV, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. The result comes as kind of a shock as the Bucs blew out the Chiefs and were in control from the start. With the Chiefs being the 3-point favorites at the beginning of the day, it comes as a shock that either team was able to get blown out last night.
The Bucs played one of the cleanest games of football in recent memory. They had zero turnovers and did not give the ball to the Chiefs at any point. The Bucs also had only four penalties against them. The Chiefs were the opposite, with 11 penalties leading to 120 yards lost, which is by far the most in Super Bowl history. Not to mention they had two turnovers on top of that.
These two areas are the biggest discrepancies that led to the Bucs taking control and never letting go. Kansas City had penalty problems all season long as they had the fourth most turnovers per game in the regular season. The lack of discipline in the end is why the Chiefs lost the game.
The story had been building for over a week. Patrick Mahomes versus Tom Brady. The GOAT (Greatest of All Time) against the young upstart. Brady had a classic Tom Brady game and led this young Bucs team to victory. Mahomes threw zero touchdowns for just the fifth time in his career.
What this means for…
Brady not only won his 7th Super Bowl, but also now has the most Super Bowl MVPs of any player in the league: five. Both of these are all-time records in the NFL. Brady’s seven Super Bowls are not only the most of any player, but he also has more Super Bowls than any NFL franchise. He has proved time and time again that he is one of if not the best player in football history. He continues to amaze us with his talent and his longevity as the now 43-year-old adds another championship to his already impressive resume.
This Super Bowl was also the first time a team was able to play in their own stadium and win the Super Bowl in their own stadium. Tampa Bay will look to build on this as Brady stays with the team for a second season. Brady will be 44 by the end of next season begging the question, how much longer will he play and how many more rings can he add to his collection?
Kansas City will look to rebound after their worst loss in recent memory. But this setback should be motivation for them moving forward. The Chiefs will probably look to add help to their offensive line as Mahomes seemed to be running the whole game.
Some positives from game are that Mahomes became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to play in back-to-back Super Bowls. The Chiefs are in very good shape for years to come and the biggest challenge for them is filling the holes on their roster and bouncing back from this disappointing performance.