What else is there to say?
Let’s check out the highlights from the big game.
Tom Brady finds Rob Gronkowski for the game’s first touchdown
Believe it or not, Brady had never thrown a touchdown pass in the first quarter of a Super Bowl before this play. He finds Gronk for the touchdown to cap off an eight-play, 75-yard drive that put them up, 7-3, late in the first quarter.
The Chiefs come up with a huge goal line stop on fourth down
It looked Tampa Bay was about to take control, but the Chiefs defense stopped Ronald Jones II on 4th and goal from the KC1. Tampa Bay would come away with zero points on the drive.
Brady finds Gronk again to put the Bucs up, 14-3
Kansas City committed a multitude of penalties on this drive and all of them contributed to this touchdown. First, a Tyrann Mathieu interception was called back due to a holding penalty and then the Bucs were given a new set of downs after the Chiefs were called for offside on a 4th and 5 field goal attempt. The latter penalty directly led to Brady finding Gronk for the 17-yard touchdown.
Antonio Brown makes his impact felt right before halftime
Another touchdown that was keyed by Kansas City penalties. This time the yellow flags result in a 21-6 Tampa Bay lead.
“Playoff Lenny” does it again
A 25-yard completion to Gronk put the Bucs in scoring range and Fournette finished the drive off with this 27-yard touchdown run to put the Bucs up, 28-9.
Shaq Barrett takes down Mahomes
Tampa Bay needed the pass rush to continue to do its job in the second half and that’s exactly what it did. Barrett takes down Mahomes to force a 3rd and long.
Which leads to an Antoine Winfield Jr. interception
And what happens during 3rd and long? The defense attacks the quarterback. The Bucs are able to get to Mahomes, again, but this time, it’s AWjr that comes up with the turnover in Kansas City territory.
Devin White seals the deal to give Tampa Bay its second Super Bowl
Ryan Succop made a field goal to put the Bucs up, 31-9, and Tampa Bay was able to hold the lead from there. But the win was made official when White intercepted a Mahomes pass in the end zone.
The Bucs defense celebrates the hard-earned win
White and co. celebrated the game-winning turnover in the best way. Congrats to the everyone involved with the Buccaneers franchise!