Brady finished the night 21-of-29 for 201 yards, three touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 125.8. He found tight end Rob Gronkowski twice in the end zone as well as wide receiver Antonio Brown. He also extended his Super Bowl records for the most career completions (277), passing yards (3,039) and passing touchdowns (21).
After the initial field goal by Kansas City, the touchdown strike to Gronkowski put them up 7-3 and Brady and the offense never looked back.
Brady orchestrated several drives that controlled the clock and keep the Chiefs offense and quarterback Patrick Mahomes off the field and on the bench. Big first down throws to the likes of Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, and Gronkowski all extended drives which led to scores. But Brady took advantage of matchups on their scoring drive near the end of the first half where they got two pass interference calls that led to the second touchdown from Gronkowski.
When CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz asked Brady at podium after the game as he accepted the MVP award about how his team came together for the win, the veteran and future Hall of Fame quarterback credited his teammates acknowledging that it was a team effort saying to them, “Thank you, thank you all.”
And as Nantz asked if there would be a return, Brady emphatically responded by saying, “We’re coming back!”