Super Bowl LV Review | Kansas City Chiefs 9-31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Tom Brady and Head Coach Bruce Arians, became the first team to host and win a Super Bowl in their own stadium.


Brady was voted the MVP of the game as he threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns. The 43-year-old threw the first two touchdowns of the game to his long-time teammate, Rob Gronkowski. Once the Buccaneers took that lead, they never looked like losing it.

Despite Brady and Gronkowski gaining all the plaudits, Todd Bowles was the unsung hero on the night.


Bowles' defense held the Kansas City Chiefs offense to just nine points. It was the first time Patrick Mahomes had been held under ten points in his career as they caused him major issues all night.


During the first half, they held Mahomes to 62 yards passing and were constantly forcing him to move away from pressure. Their defensive line had him scrambling for his life as he struggled to throw the ball.


Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill were non-factors for much of the game. That also came down to the fantastic work by Bowles and his defensive playmakers.


At 14-6, the Buccaneers had the ball and ran a running back draw play trying to run out the clock. The Chiefs would call a timeout in the hopes of getting the ball back. It would come back to bite them as the Bucs made them pay.


After calling another timeout following an eight-yard gain, the Bucs got into gear. They gained the first down and then flipped the field following a contentious pass interference call. Another one occurred in the end zone moments later setting them up at the one-yard line. Brady would fire a bullet towards Antonio Brown who extended the Tampa lead to 14 points.

What was so baffling about the opening sequence of that drive was that Arians had essentially told the Chiefs they were taking what they had going into half-time. Down a score, and after that chunk play on second down, you would think Andy Reid would take it.


That drive killed the Chiefs off going into half-time. Even only down two scores, the Buccaneers were thriving on both sides of the ball, and they did not look like slowing down.


HALF-TIME: Kansas City Chiefs 6-21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The second half started with a Chiefs field goal as it looked like they were beginning to find some momentum. The drive was